Alternative ways to send email attachments or files
You cannot send attachments of any kind with your emails. This is why:
- Email attachments are often used as a way to hide viruses and malware. Because of this, emails with attachments are more likely to get caught in spam filters, which can affect your deliverability.
- Large file sizes can result in bounces from email servers with low inbox or low message size limits.
- Attachments can slow down large campaign sends, as the time required to send each email is significantly greater.
- Attachments take longer for recipients to download.
Alternative method for file sharing
You can still share a file with your recipients by creating and linking to a landing page in your email. It's important not to link directly to files, as some spam filters follow links and can still block your email if they find something they consider suspicious. For example, Microsoft Office files are often considered high risk.
To link to a file:
- Host the file online, either on your own web server, or a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Amazon’s services.
- Create a landing page and use it to link to your file. Some cloud services create these pages by default when you retrieve a shareable link for that file. Alternatively, you can use a service like Unbounce.
- Link to your landing page in your email.