How to Send Photos in Hotmail

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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How to Send Photos in Hotmail
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Attaching photos to an e-mail message lets you share your favourite pictures with friends and family. Hotmail accounts have limitations regarding file-attachment sizes, but you can send most photos with no problems. Initially, it appears there is no "Browse" or "Attach" toolbar to attach photos in Hotmail; however, the toolbar is available, it's simply hidden by default. Make sure the recipient is expecting photos. Photo attachments tend to be large, which can overwhelm e-mail accounts with small storage limits.

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  1. 1

    Log-in to your Hotmail account. Click "New" along the top-navigation bar to begin composing a new message. Type the recipient's e-mail address and write your message.

  2. 2

    Click "Attach" on the bar above the message (it's right next to "Send"). This opens the Hotmail photo-upload tool beneath the subject line.

  3. 3

    Click "Browse" to find the photo(s) you want to attach. Click on the photo and select "Open." You cannot select multiple photos at once.

  4. 4

    Select "Browse" again to upload another photo, if desired. After uploading the photos, look above the subject line to find the attachment-file size. A maximum of 10MB can be attached to each message. If your uploaded photos exceed this, you cannot send the message.

  5. 5

    Click the "X" in the corner of the attachment to delete photos, if necessary. Click "Send" to send the photos to the recipient.

Tips and warnings

  • If your photos are too large, consider resizing them (see Resources). If you cannot fit all the photos into one message, create a new message immediately after sending the first one. Attach the remaining photos.

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