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How to Send a PDF File by Email

Updated July 20, 2017

A Portable Document File (PDF) can be sent by e-mail by uploading it as an attachment. Sending a PDF file by e-mail is a convenient way to send documents to friends and coworkers. This is because a PDF file will appear exactly the same no matter what computer it is opened on.

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  1. Open an Internet browser and log in to your e-mail account.

  2. Click "Compose Mail." Enter the email address of the person to whom you want to receive the PDF into the "To" field.

  3. Click "Attach a File" and browse through your computer files to select the PDF file you would like to send by e-mail. Click "Select" to upload the file to your e-mail message.

  4. Click "Send" and you will have successfully sent a PDF file by e-mail.

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Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • PDF file

About the Author

Wesley DeBoy has been a writer since 2004. He has a variety of arts and entertainment articles published on various websites. DeBoy specializes in writing about professional audio, music and computer technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications production from Ball State University.

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