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Email attachments FAQ

  • You can attach pictures and Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files to an email. You can also attach videos you've taken with your phone.

    To attach a document, it must be either stored on your phone or attached to an email that you received. You can attach a picture from your Facebook or Windows Live photo albums, even you haven't saved it to your phone.

    If you want to send more than one Office file or video, you'll need a message for each attachment. You can attach multiple pictures to an email.

    For more information about composing email, see Send or delete an email.

  • To attach a document

    1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office tile to open the Office Hub.

    2. Tap a document to open it, tap More More icon, and then tap Share.

    3. Tap the email account you want to send your message from, finish composing your email, and then tap Send Send icon.

    To attach a picture

    1. On Start, tap the email account you want to use to send your email.

    2. Tap New New icon, and then tap Attach Attach icon.

    3. Find the picture you want to attach and tap it.

    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you've attached all the pictures you want.

    5. Finish composing your email and tap Send Send icon.

    Tip

    You can also send pictures from the Pictures Hub by tapping and holding a picture, tapping Share, and then tapping the account you want to use to send your email.

    To attach a video

    1. On Start, tap Pictures > Camera Roll.

    2. Tap a video to open it, tap More More icon, and then tap Share.

    3. Tap the email account you want to send your message from, finish composing your email, and then tap SendSend icon.

  • You might want to remove an attachment from an email before you send it. For example, if you're forwarding a message that has an attachment, but you don't want to forward the attachment, you can remove it before you send the message.

    • In the email, tap Remove just below the attached file, and then tap Yes.

  • In the email, tap the attached file Email attachment icon. You should see an indicator Email attachment downloading icon that the file is downloading. When the file has finished downloading, tap it to open it, and then do one of the following:

    To save a picture

    • Tap More More icon, and then tap Save to phone. The picture will be saved to the Saved Pictures album.

    To save a document

    1. Tap More More icon, then tap Save as.

    2. Enter a name for the document.

    3. In the Save to list, decide whether you want to save it to OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) or to your phone. If you save it to your phone, you can find it in the Office Hub.

    4. Tap Save.

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