How to forward an e-mail with an attachment

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

EmailAll current e-mail programs and e-mail services should support the ability to forward e-mails with attachments. Forwarding the email to another email address should automatically include the attachment in the forwarded email.

To forward an email and its attachment, follow these steps.

  1. Open the email message you want to forward.
  2. Enter the email address you want to forward the email and attachment to in the To: or Recipient: field.
  3. In the email message body, enter a message to the recipient of the email and attachment, if desired.
  4. Click the Send button or link to forward the email.

Tip: You can add additional attachments to the forwarded email if desired. There should be an option to attach files to the email, either labeled Attachments or identified by a paperclip icon in the email message window.

In most cases, the recipient of the forwarded email should be able to see the attachment without opening the email. However, depending on the email program or service used by the recipient, they may need to open the forwarded email to see and open the attachment.

If your recipients cannot download or view your attachments, save the attachment to your computer first, create a new e-mail with the attachment included, and try sending it again.

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