We’ve noticed that a lot of people would like to include an email as an attachment, rather than just copy and paste the content or forward it.

If you’re used to do it in Outlook you can also do it in Gmail, but its a little bit more complicated since you’re on the Cloud and there’s no data stored locally on your computer to do so.

As we already know, Gmail messages are not stored as individual files, there isn’t really a way to do this natively in Google Apps. Fortunately, there’s a workaround to do this.

To learn how you can add an email as an attachment to another email in Gmail / Google Apps, follow these few steps:

  1. Open the email you would like to turn into an attachment.
  2. Click the drop-down  next to Reply in the top-right corner of your message.
  3. Select Print.
  4. In the left-hand side of the print screen, click the Change icon in the Destination section.
  5. Select the option to Save to Google Drive in the Google Cloud Print section.
  6. Click Save at the top of the print screen.
  7. Compose the new message you would like to send.
  8. Attach your old message using the Insert Files using Drive icon.
  9. Select My Drive.
  10. Find your old email in Drive (it should be at the top of the list) and select it.
  11. Your old email is added as an attachment!

Bonus Gmail/Chrome Tip:


Grammarly is your long awaited spell checker. You can add this Chrome extension to your browser and it will check your spelling no matter where you are composing text in Chrome (including Gmail of course).

Grammarly will check it for grammar and spelling errors. To take things one step further, it can also check for plagiarism, a function that could prove useful for educators.

Stay tuned for more Google Tips & News!

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