Last updated: 04-10-2018
If you are trying to attach a file from SharePoint, rather than OneDrive or your local computer please see How to attach a file from Classic SharePoint to an e-mail in Outlook .
If you want to share a file with someone directly from OneDrive or SharePoint then please see How to Share a File or Folder Directly from SharePoint or OneDrive
In Outlook there are two seperate ways of attaching a file to an email. You can either Share the file with someone or Attach a copy.
- Go into the Mail app in Office 365 and begin to compose a message.
- Click the attach button.
- Click Cloud Locations.
- Select OneDrive to show your files in your OneDrive.
- Find the file and select the check box next to it
- Press Next at the bottom
- When you press next, it will prompt you with two choices, either Share as a OneDrive Link or Attach as a copy
- Share as a OneDrive Link will share the file with your recipients, so they can edit the original. You can change permissions before you send it.
- Attach as copy will attach a seperate version of the file that the user will be able to edit but it will not affect the original file.
- Once you have pressed your choice, it will attach the file. The icon on the file will change depending on your choice in step 7
- I you have selected Share as a OneDrive Link, you can click the drop down arrow and select Change Permissions
- Select the permission you want to apply and click OK
- If you want change anything else about your attachment, just click the drop down arrow on the attached file and select how you want to change the attachment.
|Share as a OneDrive Link||Attach as a copy|