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October 21, 2006

Import Gmail Attachments into Google Docs

If Gmail were integrated with Google Docs & Spreadsheets, it would have a new link next to some attachments that says "Import in Google Docs & Spreadsheets". This way, you could edit these files online.

Fortunately, if you go to this page, you can find a mail address where you can send your documents to be uploaded in Google Docs. So you can add that address as a contact (let's say Google Docs), and forward the mails that have .doc or .xls attachments to that address.

You can even add a filter that sends all your .doc or .xls attachments to Google Docs & Spreadsheets:

Has the words: doc OR xls
Has attachment
Forward it to: (the email address discussed above)

The filter will work only for messages received after setting the filter.

For the moment, you can upload only files smaller than 500 KB and you can't upload spreadsheets by mail (but this feature will be added soon).


  1. The same thing with picasa would be cool.

  2. Sending attachments doesn't work for me. Getting "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently" all the time... Know why?

  3. in the future, Docs & Spreadsheets maybe renames to google office, and it would be provide powerpoint function on the web?


  4. Have the same problem as ludwikc!
    I saved my writely upload address as a contact and that seems to be the problem. I've tried sending with entering only the address and it worked.
    strange. anybody can help us? i know i should have a look on the Gdocs group but...