How to send emails and attachments using Mac Mail


This guide will help you send emails and attachments using Mac Mail, Apple's built-in email app.

Sending an email


If you haven't added your email account to your Mac yet, our Setup guide will show you how.

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Click the Mail icon on the Dock to open the app. A red badge on the corner of the icon shows how many unread emails are in your inbox.


Click the Compose icon (it looks like a pen and paper).


Click in the To: box and type a contact's name or an email address. If you see the right contact suggested, click their name to add them to the email.


Fill in the Subject: box to identify your email, then click in the main window and type your message.


Click the Send icon (it looks like a paper aeroplane) when you've finished.

Adding an attachment


Set up your email as shown in steps 1-4 above, but don't send it. When you're ready, follow these steps to attach a file to your email.

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Click the paperclip in the top-right corner.


Go through your files and folders, and click the item you want to attach. If there's more than one, holding down the 'cmd' button on the keyboard when you click them lets you add as many files as you want to.


When you've picked what want to attach, click Choose file to add them to your email.


Click Send to get it on its way.

Hopefully that's all the help you'll need to get your email sent, but if you'd like to speak to a Team Knowhow Expert, you can contact us here.

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