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Attachments in Yahoo Mail

Sometimes words just aren't enough. Send a song to your special someone, documents to your boss, or photos to your family. You can even share your Flickr photos and Dropbox files right from Yahoo Mail.

Working with attachments

It's easy to send and receive attachments with Yahoo Mail.

Attaching files

Make the emails you send even more meaningful by adding attachments.

  1. Click Compose.
  2. Click the Attach Files icon Attachment Options icon.
    - Your computer's file selection window opens.
  3. Once you locate the file(s) you want to attach, click Open (or your computer's equivalent.)
  4. Your attached file(s) will appear below the message body.
  5. Compose your email and click Send.

  Did you know? If you change your mind before sending the message, you can mouse over the attached file and click the "X" that appears to remove it.

Previewing attachments

Don't have time to download an attachment? No problem! You can preview your attachments within Yahoo Mail.

Learn more by viewing our preview attachments help article.  

Downloading attachments

Save files sent to you by others to your computer.

  1. Open a message containing an attachment.
  2. Click Download attachment in the message.
  3. Select where you would like the attachment to be saved on your computer.

  Did you know? If your Yahoo account is linked to Dropbox, you'll have the option to save your attachment there instead.

Sharing Flickr photos and Dropbox files

In addition to attaching files, you can share photos and files from Flickr and Dropbox.

Our help article about sharing Flickr photos and Dropbox files has more info.

Replying with attachments

If you add a new recipient to an email that previously had an attachment, you'll be asked if you want to include those attachments in your reply.

Prompt to include original attachments in your email reply.

Watch our help video to learn more.

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