Attaching Finder Files to Mail with Services

In an earlier post, we introduced you to OSX Services. These application services provide a way for applications to communicate with each other.

One particularly useful way to use Services it to send file attachments through Mail. The typical workflow for attaching a file to an email message is to open, create a new draft, open the Finder to the folder with the file you want to attach and drag it to the email draft. With services this is much easier.

I was going to create a video illustrating this but found this instead.


As you can see, it’s simply a matter of selecting the file in the Finder and choosing the Services Send To menu.

If you have other ways to use Services to make computing easier, let us know.


  1. John on September 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Couldn’t you just drag the file onto the Mail icon in the dock?

    • Joe on September 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

      Sure but in my case I don’t keep the Mail app in my dock because it runs all the time.

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