How to Attach an Email to Another Email in Mail on iPhone

You can send an email with other emails attached to it on iPhone. Here's a step-by-step guide.

By Moses Johnson - Editor
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Sometimes you may need to share an email you have received with someone else; but forwarding the email doesn’t always make sense. On your iPhone, this process is not so obvious. In this article, we will explain how to attach another email to an email and then go through the basics of sending (other kinds of) attachments in Mail on your iPhone.

How to attach an email to an email in Mail on iPhone

The process of attaching an email to another email in Mail on your iPhone is not difficult, but it isn’t so obvious either.

  1. Open the "Mail" app on your iPhone.
  2. Press the square and pen icon to compose a new email, or tap to reply to an email.
  3. At the top of the New Message (or reply) window, you’ll see a small bar in the middle. Press your finger on that bar and swipe down.
  4. Your new message will appear below the usual Mail window. Search for the email you want to attach, then open it.
  5. Press your finger on the email header (the part with To and From) until you see a subtle animation to indicate you’ve got a hold of it. Swipe down slowly to the message you are composing and hover the email you are attaching on top of the one you are composing until it opens. Drop the attachment in the email body.
  6. Tap Send to send the email with the attached email.

How to send attachments in Mail on iPhone

  1. Open the "Mail" app on your iPhone.
  2. Press the square and pen icon to compose a new email, or tap to reply to an email.
  3. When your cursor is in the body of the email field, you’ll see a grey bar appear, much like texting. On the far right, next to the suggested words and phrases to start your email, there will be a backwards arrow sign. Tap it.
  4. Tapping the arrow will pull up a range of email attachment options, including photos, documents, and even the option to attach a sketch or drawing.

See also: Mail Delivery Subsystem Emails: What They Mean, How to stop them

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By Moses Johnson Editor
Moses Johnson is the Editorial Director of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. Moses is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.
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