HowTo: Send e-mails with attachments via

Another article on, in my opinion, also important, Spoon Article Series:
How do you send an email with an attachment?

Because no one is born with this knowledge or the ability to do so. Nevertheless, sooner or later you will be faced with the problem of having to/want to send a friend a vacation photo, text file or something similar.
How to do this is explained in the following article.

Ultimately, attaching files to emails isn't difficult. The procedure is very similar in any email program or web menu. The only thing they all have in common: the files you want to attach shouldn't take up too much storage space. Some email providers offer up to 50MB per email. But most of them settled at around 10MB. I explained how you can find out the file size of your file or even reduce it in this article: WinRar? WinZip? WinWhat? – Darling I shrunk the files!


I will explain how to send emails with attachments in this case using the example of the web client from As already mentioned above, many email providers are very similar. So if you're not on then it will probably look a little different for you, but sending with attachments will still work. I also made comments about other email providers in a few places in the article.

log in

First, you have to log in to your account as usual. Shortly afterwards you will be greeted by your personal homepage.

Start a new email

Now the first thing you have to do is start a new email. To do this, click on “Write an email” at the top left.

Select an attachment

To select the file you want to send, click on the small paper clip. (If you are not on and still want to send an email with an attachment, then look for the symbol of a paper clip. This often indicates the option to select an attachment in other email programs.)

In the file window that now opens, navigate to the location of the file you want to send. Once there, click on the file once with the left mouse button. This will mark the file and therefore appear bluish. Then all you have to do is click on “Open”. If you are not yet familiar with how to navigate to a specific file, I recommend this blog article: Many of the basics are explained in detail there.

Write an email

After you click “Open,” the window will close and the file will be uploaded. This will take some time depending on the speed of your internet connection and the file size. (More information about this in this article: Downloads/Uploads - How the files come from the Internet and also disappear there again.) After the file is uploaded, it will be displayed above the paper clip. You can now see the file type (in this case .txt) and the beginning of the file name.
Now all you have to do is write the rest of your email. So enter the recipient address, subject and of course a small text. Once you have done all of this, click “Send” and your email will be sent.

Now you know how to send an email with an 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 for you. If not or you have questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments. I will then add this to the article if necessary.
Ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂

PS 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 think it's cool that I share the information with you, I would be happy about a small donation to the coffee fund. 🙂

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