7 Less Annoying Alternatives to “Please Find Attached”

Alternatives to “Please Find Attached”

  1. Attach the file with no explanation.
  2. “Here is …”
  3. “I’ve attached …”
  4. “This [document name] has …”
  5. “I’m sharing [document name] with you.”
  6. “You’ll find the attachment below.”
  7. “Let me know if you have any questions about the attachment.”

Between ebooks, case studies, data sheets, proposals, and contracts, you probably send email attachments on a daily — if not hourly — basis.

And that means you might be using the common phrase “Please find attached.” Other variations include “Attached please find,” Please kindly find the attached file,” Please find the attached file for your reference,” “Enclosed please find,” and the ultra-wordy, “Please find attached herewith.”

Should you use “Please find attached”?

No. First, it sounds stuffy and overly formal. You want to strike a conversational, natural tone with your prospect — not write like a nineteenth-century lawyer.

Second, this phrase is unnecessary. Your attachment will show up in the email, so there’s no need to announce its existence. Third, it’s a “request” that’s not optional. Like “thanks in advance,” that can make prospects bristle.

Alternatives to “Please Find Attached”

Option 1: Simply attach the file

If the sole purpose of your email is sending an attachment, cut the phrase entirely.

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Option 2: “Here is”

You can also opt for “here’s [title of the attachment.]” Short and sweet.

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Option 3: “I’ve attached”

This is another simple, non-jargon-y alternative.

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Option 4: “This [X] has …”

You can also describe the attachment’s contents, such as, “This case study includes …” or “This business case explains …”

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Option 5: “I’m sharing [X] with you.”

This statement subtly puts you and your prospect on the same team, making your relationship feel more collaborative.

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Option 6: “You’ll find the attachment below.”

You never want an attachment to go unnoticed. This ensures your prospect is aware of the information you attached, but keeps the tone conversational and light.

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Option 7: “Let me know if you have questions about the attachment.”

This is another subtle way to communicate an attachment while letting your prospect know your door is open and you’re available for questions.

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These “please find attached” alternatives will make your emails feel less stiff and stilted. Small words, big impact.

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