How to Send a PDF File by Email

By Wesley DeBoy

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Computer

  • Internet connection

  • PDF file

Send a PDF file by email.
i email simbol image by vladislav susoy from

A Portable Document File (PDF) can be sent by email by uploading it as an attachment. Sending a PDF file by email is a convenient way to send documents to friends and coworkers. This is because a PDF file will appear exactly the same no matter what computer it is opened on.

Open an Internet browser and log in to your email account.

Click “Compose Mail.” Enter the email address of the person to whom you want to receive the PDF into the “To” field.

Click “Attach a File” and browse through your computer files to select the PDF file you would like to send by email. Click “Select” to upload the file to your email message.

Click “Send” and you will have successfully sent a PDF file by email.