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Add or remove an attachment or hyperlink from an email message.

Add an attachment
  1. On the Home tab, select New Email.

  2. On the Message tab, select Attach File, and then select a file from Recent Items or select Browse This PC.

  3. If you selected Browse This PC, select the file, and select Open.

Remove an attachment
  • Right-click the attached item, and then select Remove Attachment.

Insert a hyperlink
  1. On the Home tab, select New Email.

  2. Compose your email, and select the text or picture that you want to display as the link.

  3. On the Insert tab, choose Hyperlink  Hyperlink .

    Note: You can also right-click the text or picture, and then select Hyperlink.

  4. Select one of the following options:

    • To create a Link to an Existing File or Web Page, select Existing File or Web Page in the Link to pane, and then type the file or web page address in the Address box.

    • To create a Link to a file that has not been created yet, select Create New Document in the Link to pane, and then type a name for the file in the Name of new document box. In When to edit, select an option:

      • Edit the new document later 

      • Edit the new document now

Edit a hyperlink
  1. Right-click the link, and then select Edit Hyperlink.

  2. In the Address box, edit the link.

Delete a hyperlink
  • Right-click the link, and then select Remove Hyperlink.

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I can also attach a file.

I'll click Attach File from the ribbon.

I can choose from Recent Items that I've used or select Browse This PC at the bottom.

It's going to bring me to my computer's Browse dialogue.

I can find a picture or a document, or an Excel file, or any other type of file that I need to attach into the email.

It doesn't matter what it is, and then select Insert.

Once it's been attached, I can see the icon containing the attachment and the file size.

It's important to note that the larger the file size of your attachment, the longer it will take to send your email, and in some cases, if it's too big, it can't send it at all.

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