ARCHIVED: Working with attachments in Mac OS X Mail
Adding an attachment to a message
In Mac OS X Mail, you can add an attachment when creating a new message, or when replying to or forwarding a message. To attach a file, either drag and drop it into the window of your new message, or, while composing your message:
- In the window of your new message, click the
Attachicon or the paperclip icon at the top.
- In the sheet that drops down, navigate to the file you wish to
attach, select it, and click
Mail will then insert the file into your message.
Displaying and downloading attachments
Upon receiving an attachment, Mail will attempt to display it within the message for you whenever possible. To download and open a file you've received as an attachment, either drag the attachment from the message onto your desktop, or:
- Select the message containing the attachment(s), and do one
of the following:
- From the
- In the header section of the email message, click and hold
Save, and choose
Save All...(10.7) or
Select All...(10.6 and earlier), or the specific attachment you want to save.
- Right-click or
Ctrl-click the attachment, and from the pull-down menu that appears, select
Save Attachment.... If the message contains more than one attachment,
Shift-click the attachments to group-select them, then right-click or
Ctrl-click one of the group. From the pull-down menu that appears, select
Save Selected Attachments....
- From the
- In the sheet that drops down, select the location where you'd
like to save the attachment(s), and then click
Last modified on December 05, 2012.