Sending attachments as links

At times, you may need to send an attachment with messages to subscribers. We recommend sending attachments as links.

By using this option, subscribers will not receive the actual attachment with the message. Instead, they will see a link in the message to download the attachment.

There are some advantages to sending attachments as links.

  1. Your subscriber's ISP will not block the message due to size or spam and virus concerns.
  2. Subscribers not interested in a particular attachment will not need to wait while it's downloaded. If they choose not to download, their hard drive is not littered with unwanted files.

Just send a message with attachment via email. Our system takes care of the rest. 

What Subscribers See

When subscribers receive a message, the top portion includes the information shown below. Subscribers can click the download link to view the attachment.

This method keeps your email size small and more likely to get through spam filters at ISPs.

When your subscribers receive your message, the top part will look like this:

To use this feature:

Log into your mail-list account at https://database.mail-list.com.

Step One:  Mobile First Formatting

Confirm Mobile First Formatting is turned on by checking the following:

  • Click Customize Your List
  • Click Mobile First Formatting
  • Click Format All Email for Small Screens
  • Click Yes
  • Click Save
Make sure "Mobile First Formatting" is turned on

Step Two:  Attachments

Turn on the option for Attachments. This option allows attachments to be sent with messages.

  • Click Customize Your List
  • Click Mobile First Formatting
  • Click Allow Attachments
  • Click Yes
  • Click Save

To learn how to make changes to your mail-list account, refer to this post.

Turn on the option for clickable links.

  • Click Customize Your List
  • Click Mobile First Formatting
  • Click Send Attachments as Clickable Links
  • Click Yes
  • Click Save
 You will also need to turn on the "Send Attachments as Clickable Links" option:

Option One:  Attachment Wording

Attachment wording can be edited, if you prefer.

  • Click Customize Your List
  • Click Mobile First Formatting
  • Click Attachment Instructions for Clickable Links
  • Change wording.
  • Click Save
You can edit the wording appearing at the top in the message received by the subscriber by clicking on "Attachment Instructions For Clickable Links":

Option Two:  Storage Time

Set the option to delete attachment files from our servers. The default is to save attachments for one month.

  • Click Customize Your List
  • Click Mobile First Formatting
  • Click Delete Attachments From Server
  • Choose save time needed.
  • Click Save
Click on the option "Delete Attachments From Server" to automatically delete the attachments from your server after 1 Month, 1 Year, or Never