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Forward email messages in Outlook Express (inline or as file attachments)

Forward email messages inline in Outlook Express When you want to show someone an email you received, you can copy-paste snippets from the original message into your own blank email, but the easiest approach is simply to "forward" the email to another person. There are two ways of forwarding email messages in Outlook Express: "inline" or "as attachment". This tutorial starts by explaining how to forward email messages inline from within Outlook Express, and explain the pros and cons of this method. The end of this tutorial shows you how to forward emails as "file attachments" from Outlook Express.

Forward inline messages in Outlook Express

Follow these steps to create a simple email forward, where the forwarded message's content is inside your email body, not attached to that email:

Tip: you can also press the "Ctrl+F" keyboard shortcut inside Outlook Express, or from an email opened in its own window.

Forward a message as email attachment in Outlook Express

Instead of including the content of your message inside the email itself, we'll now show you how to forward the email in question as an attachment, just like you can send files attached to an email from Outlook Express. For most people, this will make it easier to download the email to their computer for future reference. Here's to attach an email to a new message:

Tip: If you accidentally forwarded an email message as attachment, no need to start over with a new email if you have already typed a message: just right-click on the attached email, and choose "Remove" from the menu! This is exactly the same technique you use to remove a regular file attachment from an email in Outlook Express (email forward or not). The attached email itself is a file (an "EML" Mail file, to be exact.)

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Tutorial last updated on October 24, 2011
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