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AOL Help: Email Attachments on AOL Email on the Web

You can attach any file to an email with AOL Email on the Web. You can send a total of 16 Mb of attachments per email, either as a single file or as a group of smaller files.

Note: The recipient must have software that is compatible with your files in order to open them. For example, if you send someone a WordPerfect file, your recipient must have either the WordPerfect software 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.

Attach a File to Your Email
Attach Multiple Files to Your Email

Attach a File to Your Email

If you attach a single file to your email, it will not be compressed automatically. The recipient will not need any special decompression software to use the file.

To attach a file to your email:

  1. In the AOL Write Email window, next to the Files: box, click the Browse... button.
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the file you want to attach.
  3. Double-click the file you want to attach.
  4. Address and write your email, ensure the file being sent is not open, then click the Send button.

 

Attach Multiple Files to Your Email

If you attach multiple files, they will be zipped (compressed) into a single file by the AOL service before they are sent out. The recipient of your email will need to unzip the files after downloading them. If the recipient is signed on to the AOL or CompuServe service, the files will be unzipped automatically after sign off or upon download. If the recipient of your mail uses a different Internet Service Provider (ISP), they may need special software to unzip or decompress the files before viewing or using them.

To attach multiple files to your email:

  1. In the AOL Write EMail window, next to the Files: box, click the Browse... button.
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains one of the files you want to attach.
  3. Double-click the file you want to attach.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 for each file you want to attach.

    Note: To detach files, next to the file you want to remove from the email, click the Remove link.
  5. Address and write your email, ensure the files being sent are not open, then click the Send button.