Email – Part 1: Attachments

Email is fabulous. Not only can we keep in touch, but we can also send along pictures and documents. Attaching a file to an email is more cumbersome than necessary, but it works once you remember where the devil you put those files.

If you already know how to save a file and attach it to an email, you got off easy this week! If you don’t already know how to do this, don’t sweat it. There’s a first time for everything. Lots of our patrons look to us for help saving files. Wouldn’t it be great if they could count on all of us to help them? We’d all be the “tech people” and that just makes you feel good.

First things first. Before you can attach anything to an email, a picture, resume, anything, you have to save it somewhere first. Why? Well, you’re telling your email program to go get something and pack it with the email. If you haven’t saved the file first, the email program won’t be able to find the file. It will be like trying to find an invisible toothbrush when you’re trying to pack for a trip.

Attaching a file in email (Be sure you are using Firefox or Internet Explorer or the video link will not work.)


Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Create a word document.

2. Save the file to your desktop.

3. Attach the file to an email and email it to yourself.

4. This is a two-part training.

Continue to Email Unwieldy Inbox.


  1. Louise says:

    I find the female character in the opening training
    area offensive. She seems to be ditzy, whiny and, ultimately, after the geeky techno character.

  2. Louise says:

    Done. I don’t care about the World Series.

  3. Jim says:

    I like Stella. And Peabody.

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