How to Send ZIP Files Through Email

Zip files are compressed, archived files. They can contain a single file or multiple files. A zip utility can make a very large file small enough to send through email. It can also be used to send many files as a single file. When adding a zip file to an email, the file is called an attachment. All email programs support attachments. Most Internet service providers and online email programs have a maximum size of around 25 MB for email attachments.

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Compressing a file makes it easier to email.

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Open your preferred email program.

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Type the recipient's email address in the "To:" text box.

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Type a subject in the "Subject:" text box.

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Compose your message in the message window.

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Click the "Attach" or "Attach File" button in the tool bar at the top of the screen.

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Browse for the .zip file that you want to attach. Attach it to the email.

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Click the "Send" button to send the email and the file.