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Attachments in Yahoo Mail

Need to add something more to your email? Whether you’re adding a silly GIF to make someone’s day, or attaching your resume for that dream job, we’re here for you.

Attach files, photos, and GIFs

Send your resume, share a favorite picture, or add a silly GIF to your email.

Attach files from your computer
  1. Click Compose.
  2. Click the Attach icon Image of the Attach icon..
  3. Click Attach files from computer.
  4. Locate the file to attach, click Open.
Add files from the cloud, from recent emails, or GIFS from the internet
  1. Click Compose.
  2. Click the Attach icon Image of the Attach icon..
  3. Select the type of file to insert or attach:
    • Share files from cloud providers
    • Add photos from recent emails
    • Insert animated GIFs
  4. Search for or browse items in the right column.
  5. Click an item to attach it.

Preview and download attachments

Preview attachments without downloading

Save time and space using the Preview Attachments feature.

  1. Open an email containing attachments.
  2. Click on the attachment's thumbnail.
  3. Click View all to see multiple attachments.
  4. Click the X when finished.

Download an attachment

We automatically scan for viruses in attachments so you can download them worry-free.

  1. Open a message containing an attachment.
  2. Mouse over the attachment thumbnail.
  3. Click Download or Download all for multiple attachments.

Your browser saves the file to its default location (varies) or prompts you to save it.

Problems attaching and downloading

Experiencing difficulty when attaching or downloading? Here are a few common issues.

  • Special characters - remove special characters from the title and try again.
  • Unsupported web browser - make sure you’re using a supported web browser.
  • Email containing files that can be a security risk won't be delivered - we don't support a variety of file formats, such as .exe, .bat, and .jar, because they can be used to distribute malware.