How To Send E-Mails As Gmail Attachments

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!