This tutorial has been written by our Technical Support Officer Paul Traynor.
- First type up your article in the normal way. If you are using office then write up the document and “Save it” into the documents folder on your computer.
- Now open up “Thunderbird”.
- When Thunderbird opens now open up a “new blank email”.
- Type in the “Email address” to whom the file is going to then type in a meaningful subject line before finally writing up a cover note in the body of the email.
- Now we are ready to attach the previously written file or any file you wish by going into the “Thunderbird file menu” and choosing “Attach sub menu”.
- From this sub menu choose, “Attach file”.
Tip: If you are a keyboard user then you can use keys, “Control + Shift + A” to begin attaching a file. This action will open up the “Attach file dialogue box”.
- When the attach file dialogue box opens up, you will see a list of your saved files which are contained in the “Documents folder” on your computer.
Notes: If using the keyboard to move to your existing list of saved files then press keys, “Shift + tab” three times till you land in the list of available files.
- Using the mouse, scroll down through this list of available files till you locate the one you want and “double click on it” to have it attach to the out-going email that you have just written up.
Notes: If using the keyboard then use the arrow keys to locate the file you wish to attach then press the “Enter key” once to have that file attached to the email.
- Once the file is attached to the email it is ready to send. Use the usual way you always send emails in Thunderbird to complete the process.
Notes: For keyboard users, use keys, “Control + F5” once to have the email send out. These keys are the usual way a keyboard user would send any emails from Thunderbird.
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