How to add attachments on Outlook or Hotmail email account
The maximum size of attachment that can be sent via. attachment is restricted to 34 MB.
If any email is sent with an attachment which is more than 34 MB will be stuck in the outbox as the outgoing server will reject the mail size.
You can attach files from your computer and OneDrive (Cloud). You can also embed pictures in your emails.
How to add attachments? to add an attachment first we have to compose an email, for that, we have to click on the New Message on the top left corner of your email account as shown in the image below.
Now to attach a file there are two options:
- Attach button on the top
- Paper pin at the bottom.
On both the buttons, we get two options:
- Browse this computer – If the file is located on the computer
- Browse cloud locations – If the file is stored on the cloud (OneDrive)
Attach files from your computer – How to add attachments
In this case, the file is stored on the device and a copy is created which is sent to all the recipients of the email.
When you attach a file from your computer, you’re attaching a copy of the file. Each recipient will get their own copy of the file.
Share files from OneDrive or Cloud
Sharing a file from the cloud (OneDrive) unlocks the restriction which is imposed by the server when a file is sent as an attachment.
The attachment size limit for OneDrive files is 2GB. The recipients can collaborate on the attachment in real-time and we can impose some restrictions as who can only view the attachment and who can edit it, prior permission can be given.
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