Google is rolling out a new feature in Gmail that allows users send emails as attachments – sort of like an email within an email.
Forget about forwarding emails, the upgrade in the mailing system will soon allow its users to send emails as attachments without having to forward or download them first.
“You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail.” Emailception, yo dawg we heard you like emails, et cetera.
Users can attach as many emails as they require. To do that, simply select the emails, and drag and drop them. Alternatively, you can right click the selected emails and use the “Forward as an attachment” option. The attached email files will appear as an .eml file.
Users who love to have multiple tabs open may also be pleased to hear that the attachment will open in a new window.
Now for the big question: why would someone want this? Let’s go to Google directly: “We’ve heard from you that there are situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client.”
There you have it. Attach responsibly (when the feature finishes its gradual rollout over the next two weeks).