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How do I send files or attachments from my Gmail?

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In order to send files or attachments from your Gmail you will need to know where the file is located in your computer. 

Add an attachment to your email

  • Create a new email by clicking Compose in the top left of your screen
  • To attach a file to your new email message, click the paperclip icon, next to the send button. 
  • Now you will need to browse to your files location and click on it. 
  • Clock Open.

Remove attachments

  • Remove attachments from your email message by clicking on the x next to the file near the bottom of your message.

 

Attachment limits on file size

Many email systems place limits on the size of file attachments to no more than 5 or 10 megabytes in size. Gmail allows you to send attachments up to 25 megabytes (MB). There are a number of alternatives to sending files which are larger.

You can take advantage of Google Drive by visiting: https://drive.google.com  

Google Drive comes with 15 GB of free storage and allows users to transfer files of larger size between computers with ease and very little hassle.