Sometimes, you are absolutely covered with separate e-mails from various people, but regarding the same thing – one project. You want to redistribute tasks or collect attachments for your colleagues, but it’s so tedious…
Finally, Gmail allows you to attach e-mail, without downloading its content, in another e-mail. What’s more, it will be ON in default! Find out how to make the most of it.
How to send e-mails as attachments in Gmail?
There are a few ways:
- in a new thread, drag & drop an e-mail into the draft window.
- if you want to attach a few e-mails in a new thread, then alternatively select a few e-mails and then choose from a three-dot dropdown menu “Forward as attachment”.
- in existing threads, you can reply via pop-out the e-mail compose window and drag e-mails to it to make it shorter.
Where to find it?
You’ll know that it has been enabled for you if you can see “Forward as attachment” option in a drop-down “More” menu.
Why would you want to use it?
- when attaching e-mails takes shorter than forwarding them one by one
- when you want to onboard someone quickly
- when you want to attach a lot of e-mails related to one topic
- when you want to work in the most efficient way and save a lot of time!
What else should you know?
- the attached e-mails will be sent as .eml files.
- there is no limit as for the number of attached e-mails.
- the attached .eml file will open in a new window.
- Google is rolling out this option gradually, so if you do not have access to this feature yet – no worries, you will!
Good luck with making the most of this feature!