how to add pictures, links & attachments to yahoo e-mails.

Yahoo E-Mail allows you to add pictures, attachments & links directly into your E-Mail messages.

Below we'll look at how to do it as well as how to add Emojis and animated GIFs.

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adding pictures to yahoo e-mails.

Adding an image into an E-Mail can really brighten it up. Especially good when emailing friends & family, but also useful in the office or workplace.

Inserting a picture or image into a Yahoo E-Mail isn't as easy as it could be, and you don't have much control over the size of the image either.

But it's not difficult.

This is the type of thing we're aiming for.

We've got an E-Mail with some text and then there's that picture.

It's just gotta make someone's day.

image in an e-mail.

To get started, log into your Yahoo Mail account.

Once there, click the COMPOSE button to start a new E-Mail.

Enter the address and subject line.

If you're simply testing that it works, you can address the E-Mail to yourself using your Yahoo E-Mail address.

click compose to start a new mail.

Now to insert our picture/image.

The only way I've found that works is to drag and drop the image into the message.

So now you'll have to open the folder where your picture is located.

Let's assume it's in your Pictures folder.

Click File Explorer on your Taskbar, or click the START button, type File Explorer and click it at the top of the list.

file explorer.
info icon

Don't close Yahoo Mail. Leave it open, we'll need it. 

When File Explorer opens, find and open the folder that's got your picture inside it.

When the folder opens, resize it using Restore Down.

Move the folder window so that you can see the Yahoo window underneath.

pictures folder resized.

If your not sure how to move a program's window around, take a look at this, Resizing a Program Window.

Find your picture, put your mouse pointer onto it, then hold down the left mouse button.

Now move (drag) your pointer onto the Yahoo message.

You'll see the picture moves with your mouse pointer.

drag your picture onto the message area of your e-mail.

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Once the pointer/picture is on the Yahoo message, release the mouse button and the picture will snap into place inside the E-Mail.

drag image onto Yahoo E-Mail.

resizing the image.

If your picture looks too big or too small in your E-Mail, you can re-size it.

But Yahoo only gives you 2 options. It can be either LARGE or SMALL.

Not much but better than nothing.

Move your pointer over the picture, and in the top right corner, you'll see an options button appear.

It's a small circle with three dots.

image options button.

Left-click the options button.

Then left-click either Large or Small, depending on what you want.

you have two options. large or small.

Yahoo E-Mail doesn't give you a whole lot of choice when it comes to inserting images into mails.

But it does the job.

adding pictures to yahoo e-mails.

adding an attachment to a yahoo e-mail.

An attachment is a file that can be sent with an E-Mail. You can add virtually any file as an attachment, and you can attach as many as you need to.

The limit is 25 Mb, but as long as your under this, you can add multiple attachments.

Log into your Yahoo Mail account and start a new E-Mail by clicking COMPOSE, then add in the address and subject lines.

Type in whatever you want to say in the E-Mail message body.

Once your happy, left-click the paper clip icon at the bottom of the screen.

the paper clip.

A small menu opens.


attach files from computer.

Navigate to your file.

So if the file you want to attach is in your Documents folder, left-click Documents in the left-hand pane.

If it's on your Desktop, left click Desktop etc.

Find the file you want to attach to your Yahoo E-Mail message.

find the file to attach.

Once you've found your file, double left click it and it'll be added as an attachment to your E-Mail.

The attachment will appear near the bottom of the screen.

If you'd like to add another one, left-click the paper clip again, find your second file & double left-click it.

Keep going until you've attached all the files you need to.

here's the attached file.

If you change your mind about attaching a file, you can delete the attachment by moving your pointer onto it.

Then left-click the options button that appears.

Then click REMOVE on the menu.

options button.

Adding individual files like this works well enough, but what if you want to add a folder as an attachment? How to Email a Folder

Adding attachments to E-Mails in Yahoo Mail is easy to do.

adding attachments into yahoo e-mails.

add a link into an e-mail.

Sometimes you'll want to direct the recipient of your E-Mail to a particular webpage or website.

You can do that by adding a clickable link to the webpage directly into the E-Mail.

Then all they need to do is to click the link to be taken to the page or site.

I'll add a link to this page into the E-Mail.

The first thing to do is to copy the web address of the page you want to link to.

In your browser, find the web page, then left-click once in the address bar, directly on the writing.

The web page address will become highlighted.

left click once on the address.

If the webpage address is a short, easy one, you could skip this step and just type it in.

With the address highlighted, right-click on it.

On the menu that opens, left-click COPY.

click COPY to copy the address.

Now log into Yahoo Mail and click COMPOSE to start a new E-Mail.

Fill in the address, subject and add whatever you want to the body of the message.

the e-mail we're going to add a link to.

At the bottom of the window, click the LINK icon.

It looks like two links of a chain. Or at least it's supposed to.

the link icon.

If you can't see the Link icon, then it's hidden beneath the 3 dots. You'll see them, 3 dots arranged horizontally.

Click the 3 dots and a menu will open. You'll be able to see the link icon on that menu.

When you find it, left-click it.

click the 3 dots.
click link.

A small pop up window appears.

The top line says "Display Text".

You can type in a very short description.

Something like "Click Here" or "Great Website".

Or you can just leave it blank.

The second line is where the address of your webpage needs to go.

Now here's the tricky bit. It already has http:// in it.

If you're going to paste the address in, you'll need to get rid of that first.

So left click onto the second line, then use either the DELETE or BACKSPACE keys to remove that.

Then press CTRL  and V on your keyboard to paste the address in.

remove the http:// that's already there.

When you've pasted in your web address, you can click TEST, to check it works.

When your happy, left-click the SAVE button.

click save.

Yahoo Mail might bring in an image from the website.

If it does and the image is too large, move your pointer over the image, and the options button will appear at the top right of the image.

Left-click once on the options button, and then left-click your choice from the menu that appears.

Adding links in E-Mails using the Yahoo E-Mail service.

adding links to yahoo e-mails

adding emojis or smileys to yahoo e-mails.

You can add Emojis or Smileys to your Yahoo E-Mails to brighten them up, maybe raise a smile at the other end.

Type out your message in the usual way.

When you get to the point that you'd like to insert an Emoji, left-click once on the Emoji icon at the bottom of the window.

the emoji button.

You can scroll the list of Emojis, or click a subject icon, or simply type in the type of smiley you're looking for.

When you find just the right one, left-click it to insert it into your E-Mail.

choose your emoji.

adding animated GIFs.

Animated GIFs are like very short videos that you can use in an E-Mail to make a point.

Usually, they're used to comic effect.

When you've got your E-Mail typed up and your ready to insert a GIF, click the Animated GIF's icon at the bottom of the window.

click the GIF icon.

You can scroll through, or click the category buttons to narrow your search for just the right one.

Or you can type in a simple search term.

Either way, once you've made your choice, double left-click it to insert it into your E-Mail.

take your pick.

You can change the display size, or remove the GIF altogether, by moving your mouse over the image.

In the top right corner of the image, you'll see the options button.

Left-click the options button and make your choice from the menu.

the options menu.


If you're just want to have a go at adding attachments, images, or anything else to your E-mails, then you can.

Simply send the E-mail to yourself. Add in your own Yahoo E-mail address, do whatever you want to try, then send the E-mail. It'll arrive at your own Inbox.

It's a great way to experiment because you can see what your recipients will see.

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