Gmail can now send emails as attachments

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December 31, 2019

Gmail can now send emails as attachments

You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail without downloading them first.

Google has added a new features for users that will allow you to attach emails to other emails without having to download them. You don’t have to do anything to enable this features.

The new functionality added to Gmail allows you to send emails as an attachment by a couple of different methods.  The first is to create a new draft email, then select which emails you want to attach by ticking them into the draft window. Gmail will then automatically add all the selected emails as an attachment.

Alternate, you can select the emails you want to forward and then access the three-dot menu (overflow menu) and click the ‘Forward as attachment’ option. This will create a new thread with the emails attached and ready to be sent.

Steps to send email as an attachment on Gmail.

  1. Open the mail you want to download
  2. Click on the overflow (three dot) menu and select “Download message.”
  3. This will download email as an .eml file.
  4. You can attach this file to new message.

Who’s impacted from this Gmail new features?

End users

Why you’d use it

We have heard from you that there are situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client.

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