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After switching from Microsoft Outlook sometime ago, I always wondered how do i attach an email to another email in Gmail, though I found a few hacks, but weren’t happy with them, however it seems Google just heard this feedback and launched it as new feature.
Gmail recently launched a new feature which allows you to attach emails in your mailbox to new or reply messages. These attachments are sent as standard “EML” files which recipients can open and read seamlessly.
Let me show you step by step how to use this new feature to send attachments as email in Gmail.
Note – This feature also works when you reply to emails (i’ll show you that too in a minute).
Can I attach an email in Gmail when replying to emails?
Yes, Gmail provides an option to attach emails when replying to messages too. You would simply expand Gmail’s replying window and attach emails.
As shown in the screenshot below, click on the icon to expand Gmail window when responding to emails.
How to restrict your users to send emails as attachment in Gmail?
Though option to attach emails is a great feature which allows you to refer to other emails for more context, however if you are a Google Workspace administrator, you might have a use case (or curiosity) to restrict either some or all of your users to do that.
It is certainly possible by leveraging “attachment compliance” rule in Google Admin Console.
Conceptually, your attached emails are sent as “eml” files, which you block in attachment compliance rule.
To create this rule, login to your Google Workspace admin console, then go to Apps, Gmail, advance settings, attachment compliance.
Please make sure to select either the parent (applies to all users) or child (applies only to its users) org unit from the left to define your rule’s scope.
Now click on configure to create the rule.