Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Attach a file or a folder to a message
You can send files and folders by attaching them to an e-mail message. When you attach a folder, Outlook compresses the contents of the folder into a single .zip file.
Note: Before you attach a file, please review Office 365 limits.
- In your message, on the Message tab, click Attach.
- Locate the item or folder that you want to attach, select it, and then click Choose.
If you are attaching a folder, on the confirmation dialog box, click Compress.
- A list of the attachments to the message appears below the Subject box.
- To remove an attachment from a message, hold down CONTROL and click the attachment, and then click Remove.
- You can also add attachments by dragging a file or folder from the desktop or Finder into the body of the message.
Important: If you cannot send a message because the message size is too large, try the following:
- Compress the attachment(s) prior to attaching them to the message: To compress a file or folder, Control-click it or tap it using two fingers, then choose Compress from the shortcut menu.
If you compress a single item, the compressed file has the name of the original item with the .zip extension. If you compress multiple items at once, the compressed file is called Archive.zip.
- Upload the attachment(s) to a shared location and provide a link to them within the message.