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    Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    I thought I saw somewhere that it is possible to insert an email into a new email. I hope that makes sense. Can anybody help, please?

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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    Open a new mail message.
    Making sure Outlook is not full screen and you can see the new message behind it, left-click-and-hold on the message you want to insert and drag it to the new message.
    It will appear as an attachment.

    Is that what you mean?

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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    Thanks Leif. That works but I did think it was possible to put the full email into the text area of the message. I'm probably imagining things. I know I can use Forward if necessary but ...

    Thanks for your help anyway.

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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    I think I found what you're looking for, at least in Outlook 2000: Insert|Item.... The inflexibility of this dialog - column headings cannot be added, size cannot be increased, make it a real PITA to work with. Copy and paste, or drag and drop, or forward almost always work better for me.
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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    Thanks jscher - that's exactly what I remembered. Unfortunately, it appears not to be available in XP so I'll just stick to the other two options. I appreciate your help, though.

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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    Hi Leif. I'm not sure how to copy the dialogue box but when I open a new message, my Insert shows the following: Break, Page Numbers, Date & Time, Autotext, Field, Symbol, Comment, Reference, Web Component, Picture, Diagram, Text Box, file, Object, Bookmark, Hyperlink.

    No "Item". I'm probably missing something really basic but I truly can't see it.

    thank you for your patience.

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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    Ah!
    You wouldn't be using Word as your email editor, would you?
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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    It certainly is in my Outlook 2002!

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    Re: Insert email into new email (Outlook 2002 on Win 2000 Pro)

    Spot on !! Although people have complained about it, it suits me very well. I'm glad I'm not going mad and we've got to the bottom of this.

    Thanks again for your help.

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