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    Deleting attachments (2002)

    Hi.

    Like most of you, I guess, I regularly get sent emails with large attachments and accompanying text. Usually I will save the attachments in project folders, but I then want to retain the email text because it contains peoples comments & observations that I will refer back to later.

    Obviously, though, I no longer need to keep the attachment as part of the message, as I've saved it. But how do I remove such an attachment - there doesn't seem to be any way of doing it from within Outlook that I can see! <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    I'm quite happy to code, if that is the answer, but please bear in mind that I've only ever coded in Excel and Word (although extensively) and know outlook specifics like I know the far side of the moon (not at all). I don't want to save the emails individually to disk, as that becomes a nightmare of tiddly files after a while.

    All <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15> appreciated! Thanks!!

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    Re: Deleting attachments (2002)

    Open the message
    Right_click on the attachment
    Select 'Remove'
    File > Save

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    Re: Deleting attachments (2002)

    DOH! <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

    Solved it, already. I usually read all my messages in the preview pane, which doesn't let you delete attachments, but if I open the message into it's own wee window, I can click on the attachment and remove it. No sweat.


    But why oh why oh why oh why won't Microsoft let me do it from the preview pane! I get fed up with having to go to different places to do different things - it's like saving attachments. I can do it, individually, from the preview pane, but the File | Save Attachments menu is disabled. I have to click on the message in the Inbox window before it will let me do that. Aargh!

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    Re: Deleting attachments (2002)

    Thanks Leif.

    I'd just found that - I usually use the preview pane to read my messages, so it rarely occurs to me that Microsoft may let you do different things depending on how you access the message! I'm sure there's a reason there somewhere, but it escapes me!

    Stuart

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