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How to Send a File Attachment with Windows Live Hotmail

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Email does not have to be only text. You can attach anything and send it along with your Windows Live Hotmail message: Word files, Excel spread sheet documents, photos, zip files, you can send every single file on your computer to anybody with an email address. And doing that is simple in Hotmail!

Send a File Attachment with Windows Live Hotmail

To attach a file to a message in Windows Live Hotmail:

  • Start composing a new email message in Windows Live Hotmail.
  • Click Attachments under Insert: in the message's toolbar.
  • Find and highlight a file on your computer.
  • Click Open or Choose, depending on your browser.
  • Wait for the file to be completely uploaded.
  • Continue editing the message.
  • Eventually, click Send to deliver the message together with its attachments.

Note that there is a size limit on the attachments you can send. For larger files, you can use a file sending service.

(Updated June 2011)

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