Sending a file to someone via email

 
You can attach any file -- word processing documents, spreadsheets, graphics, photographs, even sounds -- to an e-mail E-mail is typically a one-to-one communications system. With an AOL screen name, you can e-mail with other AOL and Internet users. message.

This article has two parts:

Part 1: Attaching a single file to an e-mail message
Part 2: Attaching multiple files A File is an electronic document which can be text, pictures, sounds, videos or whole programs. Reminder: Never download files from someone you don't know. Files may contain dangerous Trojan Horse programs that may capture your AOL password, severely damage your computer, or contain objectionable graphics. To report a violation in an attached file, please forward the e-mail to screen name TOSReports. to an e-mail message

Part 1: To attach a single file to your e-mail


1. Click the Write icon on the AOL toolbar.
2. In the Write Mail window, click Attach File.
3. Navigate to the folder that contains the file you want to attach.
4. Double-click the file you want to attach, and then click OK.

Part 2: To attach multiple files to your e-mail

1. Click the Write icon on the AOL toolbar.
2. In the Write Mail window, click Attach File.
3. Navigate to the folder that contains the file you want to attach.
4. Hold down the CTRL key, and click each item you want to select.
5. When you have finished, click OK.

Notes


You can also attach files by using your mouse to drag files from a folder on your computer to the Mail Attachments list box. The Mail Attachments list box is located just above the Attach File and Detach File buttons and below the horizontal separator line. If you drag and drop files to a Mail message area (above the Mail Attachments list box), embeddable files will be embedded and unembeddable files will be attached. AOL will automatically embed into e-mail messages supported file types such as .htm, .html, .txt, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .art.
To detach files, click Detach File, select the file you want to detach and click Detach.
Hold down the Shift key and click two items not next to each other to select all items in between.
Hold down the CTRL key and click a selected item to undo the selection.
The maximum size for a file attachment you can send via e-mail is 16 MB.
If you attach multiple files, they will be zipped (compressed) into a single file by AOL before they are sent out. The recipient of your e-mail will need to unzip the files after downloading Downloading is the process of transferring a file from one computer to another. Filesyou can download from AOL include pictures, sounds, text documents, videos, and programs.If your e-mail messages have attached files, you will download those as well. them. If the recipient is on AOL, the files will be unzipped automatically after sign off or upon download.
The recipient must have software that is compatible with your file(s). For example, if you send someone a WordPerfect file, your recipient must have either WordPerfect or a word processing program capable of opening WordPerfect files. Also make sure the file is compatible with your recipient's computer; a Macintosh machine may not be able to read some Windows files, and vice versa.