How to Attach a File in Outlook

Attach a file to a message On the File menu, click New, and then click Mail Message. On the Message tab, in the Include group, click Attach File. In the Insert File dialog box, browse to and choose the file that you want to attach, and then click Insert.

Microsoft Outlook 2016 is a popular email client that allows you to send and receive emails, manage contacts, and schedule appointments. In this guide, we will learn how to add attachments to our emails, which is a common task when sending files or documents to other people.

To begin, after filling out the “To,” “CC,” and “BCC” sections as well as the subject line of your email, you can add an attachment by clicking on the “Insert” tab and “Attach File.” This will allow you to browse through your recent documents or select a file from your computer. Once you have selected the file, click “Insert,” and it will be attached to your email.

Another way to attach a file is to open the folder where the file is located, right-click on the file, select “Copy,” and then go to your email and paste it using “Control+V” or by right-clicking and selecting “Paste.” Additionally, you can drag the file from the folder and drop it into the body of the email, and it will be attached.

Another feature of Outlook is the ability to attach an Outlook item, such as a business card, calendar, or signature. This is useful when you want to share an email you have received with someone else. To attach an Outlook item, select the email you want to attach, click on “Attach Item,” and select “Insert as Attachment.”

If you want to delete an attachment before sending it, simply click on the attachment and press “Delete.” Once you have completed these steps, you can mention the recipient’s email address in the “To” field, add any additional email addresses in the “CC” or “BCC” fields, and click on “Send.”

In conclusion, attaching a file to an email in Outlook is a simple process. Whether you prefer to use the “Insert” tab, the copy and paste method, or drag and drop, Outlook makes it easy to attach files and items to your emails. If you have any questions, please comment below.


Why can't I attach a file to an email in Outlook?
The size limit for an email in is 29 MB. This includes all text, inserted and attached files. Resizing an image doesn't reduce its file size. To reduce the size of an image or attachment, try compressing it or attach the file as a OneDrive link.
Where is attachment setting in Outlook?
In Outlook, select File >, Options >, Trust Center >, Trust Center Settings >,Attachment Handling >, Turn off Attachment Preview.