HowTo: Send E-mails with attachment via

Another article on the, in my opinion also important, spoon-article series:
How to send an email with attachment?

For no one is born with this knowledge or the ability to do so. Nevertheless, you will sooner or later face the problem that you want to send the acquaintance just a holiday photo, text file or similar wants / wants.
How to do that is explained in the following article.

Attaching files to emails is not difficult at all. The procedure is very similar in every email program or web menu. The only thing that all have in common: Your files that you want to attach should not consume too much disk space. Some email providers offer up to 50MB per email. Most have but settled at about 10MB. How do you find out or even reduce the file size of your file? I explained in this article: WinRar? WinZip? WinWhat? – Darling I shrunk the files!

Hints for our lovely english readers: Basically, many of the articles on are translations from the original german articles. Therefore, it may happen here and there that some illustrations are not available in english and that some translations are weird/strange/full of mistakes or generally totaly wrong. So if you find some obvious (or also not obvious) mistakes don't hesitate to leave us a hint about that in the comment section. 
Also please don't get confused, that instead of a "dot" often a "comma" is used as decimal separator. 🙂


I explain the e-mail with attachments in this case using the web client of As mentioned above, many email providers are very similar. So if you are not on then it will probably look a bit different for you but in general it will work similar. In the article I have made in a few places also comments on other e-mail providers.

Log in

First you have to log in to your account as usual. Shortly thereafter, you will be greeted by your personal home page.

Start a new email

Now you have to start a new email first. To do this, click on the links above to "write e-mail".

Select an attachment

To select your file to send, click on the small paper clip. (If you are not on and still want to send an e-mail with an attachment then look for the icon of a paper clip.) This is often used in other e-mail programs to select an attachment.)

In the now opening file window you navigate to the location of the file you want to send. Once there, you click once with the left mouse button on the file. The file is thereby marked and therefore appears bluish. Then you just have to click on "Open". If you are not familiar with navigating to a specific file, I recommend this blog article: Basics of navigation in Windows Explorer

Write to email

After clicking on "Open", the window will close and the file will be uploaded. This will take a while depending on the speed of your internet connection and the file size. (You can find more info about that the article Downloads/Uploads – How the files come from the internet and also disappear again.) After the file is uploaded, it will be displayed above the paperclip , There is now the file type (in this case .txt) and the beginning of the file name to recognize.
Now you just have to write the rest of your email. So enter recipient address, subject and of course a small text. Did you do all that? Click "Send" and your email will be sent.

Now you know how to send an email with attachment. If you want to send emails with several or larger attachments, I recommend the following article: WinRar? WinZip? WinWhat? – Darling I shrunk the files!

Have fun with the project

I hope everything worked as described. If not or you have any other questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Also, ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂

P.S. Many of these projects - especially the hardware projects - cost a lot of time and money. Of course I do this because I enjoy it, but if you appreciate that I share this information with you, I would be happy about a small donation to the coffee box. 🙂

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