I have SharePoint designer workflow, one of action is sending email!

How can I send a PDF file as attachment not as a link in email action?

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The whole premis of SharePoint is not to distribute documents around the organisation using mail, as such it is not possible to send a mail with an attachment. The best you can do out of the box is to send a link to the document - otherwise you would need to either use a 3rd party solution or go by some form of powershell script.

  • Sometimes it's unfeasible to give access to all those recipients to the SP Site, and mail is just more convenient
    – golimar
    Mar 20, 2020 at 10:31

I'm not sure you can do that, but there are third-party tools to help you. Check this short video: Send email with attachment to external users using workflow in SharePoint 2013 or Office 365

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