Sending attachments

When sending an email using Fastmail on a web browser, there are three ways you can access files:

  1. Uploading from your computer or device.
  2. Attaching from your Fastmail file storage.
  3. Attaching from your Dropbox account.

Upload from computer

To attach a file from your computer, please use the Attach files button when composing a message. A pop-up menu will appear with three options: please select Upload from computer.

Uploading an attachment from your computer will open the computer's file chooser. This works whether you are on a desktop computer or accessing Fastmail over a mobile device's browser.

Fastmail supports uploading multiple files to your email draft if you select more than one file in the file chooser.

Attach from file storage

If you have files in your Fastmail file storage, you can choose one or more to attach to an email. When composing a message, use the Attach files button and select the files from your storage that you'd like to include in your email.

Attach from Dropbox

If you have a Dropbox account, you can link it to Fastmail.

When you go to add files from Dropbox, you will first need to log in to your Dropbox account (if you're not already logged in). Then, you'll need to confirm that you want to link Fastmail to your Dropbox account.

Dropbox provides information on what happens when you link to a Dropbox account.

You can revoke access from Fastmail to Dropbox at any time.

Once linked, you can browse the files in your Dropbox storage. Select the ones to include, then use the Attach files button.

Removing attachments

To remove an attachment from an email you're drafting, click the X next to the filename to delete the attachment from the email.

To remove an attachment from an email you've received, select the checkbox for the attachment to remove. This will prompt a pop-up menu to appear. From here you can select between:

  • download the attachment(s) in a zip file
  • save the attachment(s) to your Dropbox account or Fastmail file storage
  • delete the attachment(s) from the message.

If you delete an attachment from a received email, Fastmail will show that there were attachments that have been removed.

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