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How to send Alice Mail attachments

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How to send Alice Mail attachments: Do you have an account Alice email or TIM Mail, would you like to send some photos to your relatives but you don’t know how to do it? Have you tried configuring your Alice Mail address in a client, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, but it doesn’t seem to work? Do all the emails you try to send return strange error messages? Don’t worry, I’m here to help you out.

I understand that you are not very tech-savvy and you don’t get along very well with email, but you don’t have to be ashamed of it. After all, nobody is born with all the answers already in his pocket, right? So I would say not to get lost further in chatter and to see immediately how to fully exploit the full potential of the e-mail service offered by TIM (which is now called TIM Mail, also for those who have an account with the suffix “@alice”). I assure you it is much simpler than you imagine.

Let’s start by saying that there are various ways to send Alice Mail attachments: you can access the Web version of the service and create a new e-mail message, you can take advantage of the Giga Attachments service that allows you to share very large files (up to 2GB) for a maximum period of 7 days or an e-mail client (eg Outlook, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird) can be configured to use Alice Mail. If you want to know more about how to send Alice Mail attachments, keep reading: everything is explained below.

How to send Alice Mail attachments from the Web

Let’s start by seeing first how to send Alice Mail attachments from the web, therefore directly exploiting TIM’s Webmail service, which can be accessed by all the main ones browser for computers, smartphones or tablets.

How to send attachments with Alice Mail

Attachments Alice Mail

The first step you need to take to send a message containing attachments with Alice Mail or TIM Mail is to connect to the first page of the service, put the check mark next to the suffix of your email address (@ alice.it, @ tim.it or @ tin.it), fill in the login form by entering yours username (i.e. the part of the email address before the scroll) and yours password and press on the button Come in.

At this point, click on the button write located at the top left to start composing a new e-mail message, select the item Attach from the Alice Mail toolbar and choose if to attach a file or attach multiple files to your email.

In the first case you have to select the file you want to send to the recipient and the game is done, in the second case you have to click on the button (+) Enter (in the box that appears in the center of the screen), select one by one the files you wish to attach to the message and press the button Attach to confirm the operation.

Finally, write your message using the appropriate box located at the bottom, type the email address of the person to whom you want to send the attachments in the field TO: (you can also enter multiple email addresses separated by a comma and send the same message to multiple people), specify theobject of the message in the appropriate text field and click on the button Submit (located at the top left) to send the message complete with attachments.

How to send heavy attachments with Alice Mail

Giga Mail Alice

Do you have to send very “heavy” files, such as videos, photo albums and work projects? Then you can rely on Giga Attachments, a free Alice Mail / TIM Mail service that allows you to upload files of any type on a private Web space (accessible only by those who have permission) and share them in a few clicks.

The space made available to each user is equal to 2GB (so if you send 1GB of files you only have 1GB left for sending other attachments), while the duration of shared data can go 1 to 7 days. Once the shared links have “expired”, the space available for the Giga Attachments service is automatically restored.

To send one or more files via Giga Attachments, access your email in Alice Mail (as I have already shown you in the previous chapter), start composing a new message by pressing the button write located at the top left, and select the item Giga attachments from the menu Attachments located at the top.

At this point, click on the buttons Choose file/Browse that appear above the body of the message and select all the files you want to attach to the message (by clicking on the item Add attachments you can increase the number of attachments according to your needs, the important thing is that their total weight does not exceed 2GB).

So expand the drop-down menu Keep Giga Attachments available for, so as to choose the number of days after which the files “expire” (from 1 to 7) and, if you want, set a password for download by placing the check mark next to the item Protect downloads (in this case, of course, you must then insert the in the appropriate text fields password with which to protect the files and provide it to the recipients of the message).

If you want to be notified when the files sent as an attachment will be downloaded by the recipients, put the check mark next to the item Click the download link in the email. Now type the body of the message, specify theobject email address, enter the recipients’ addresses in the field TO: and click on the button Submit (located at the top left), to send the message.

To download the files that you have shared with Giga Attachments, the recipients of your email must connect to the link contained in the message, type in the download protection password (if you have set one) and click on the button Download zip. All files will be automatically downloaded to a ZIP archive. Comfortable, right?

Please note that, unfortunately, the Giga Mail service can only be used in the desktop version of Alice Mail and not in the mobile one, unless you select the option Classic mail for PC in the login screen of the service and use its “uncomfortable” desktop version on the screen of your smartphone or tablet.

How to send Alice Mail attachments from clients

How to send Alice Mail attachments

You have configured Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird or another email client for using Alice Mail, but can’t send any messages? Do you get a strange error message related to the SMTP server? No problem, enter the client settings menu, select the Alice Mail / TIM Mail account and modify its parameters so that they correspond to those listed on the TIM website, which I have provided below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP or POP3): in.alice.it or pop.tim.it/imap.tim.it (in case of @ tim.it account).
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): out.alice.it or smtp.tim.it (in case of @ tim.it account).
  • Username: your email address complete with suffix (e.g. name@alice.it or name@tim.it).
  • Password: the password for your email account.
  • Outgoing mail authentication (SMTP): same username and password as the inbox.
  • Server port number: 143 (IMAP) or 110 (POP3).
  • SMTP server port number: 587.

Now everything should work properly. If you have problems, try contact a TIM operator on Facebook or Twitter and ask to check for errors on your account. If, however, you are having difficulty setting up your Alice account in a client, read the deepening in which I illustrate the steps necessary to succeed.

How to send Alice Mail attachments from mobile

Alice email

You knew it is possible send Alice Mail attachments also from mobile? As previously mentioned, to use Alice Mail also from smartphones and tablets, you simply have to start your favorite browser (e.g. Chrome on Android or Safari on iOS), connect to the site mail.tim.it and log in to your account. An official service app is not available.

Once logged in, you can start composing a new message by pressing the pencil located at the top right and you can add attachments to the latter using the icon of the clip placed next to the entry Attached. Subsequently, you just have to choose the source from which to take the file to be sent by email (eg Tunnel, one folder specify, etc.), select it and, once its upload is complete, send the message, as I showed you in the previous lines.

If you wish, you can also set up your Alice Mail / TIM Mail account on a mobile client: just as long as you are waiting to set the right parameters, which are listed in one of the previous chapters.