Forward email messages in Windows Mail: inline or as attachment
Whenever you needs or wants to afford an email message from Windows Mail, you have two options: either forward the email "inline", which means that you are forwarding the text content of the email you received, or you can forward to that email message as an attachment. Depending on the situation, one is better than the other; in most cases however, it is more practical for the recipient to receive the mail forward as an inline email. Either way, we will explain in this tutorial how to four emails both as attachments or inline.
Forward to email messages inline in Windows Mail
Follow these steps to afford an email message inline:
- Once you are inside Windows Mail, locate the email you want to forward
- Select that email message
- The fastest way to forward the message is to use the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut
- You can also access the same command in two other ways: either right click on the email and choose "Forward" from the menu, or, while that email is selected, go to the "Message" menu and choose "Forward".
- Whatever way you choose is just a matter of personal preference, and Windows Mail will do exactly the same thing: the new email window will open, containing the email body and headers of the original message, and the that original emails title inside the subject line.
- All you now have to do is pick one or more recipients for your email forward.
This is how simple Windows Mail makes it to forward inline messages.
Forward an email message as attachment from Windows Mail
The second way you can forward email messages from Windows Mail is to attach them; as mentioned earlier, this method is not as practical for the email recipient, but this is the only way you can forward multiple email messages at once (unless you decide to copy and paste every email message you want to forward inside the new email window).
- Select the email message you want to forward as an attachment
- One way to proceed it is to right click on the email message, and choose "Forward As Attachment" from the context menu
- Another way, while the email in question is selected, is to go into the "Message" menu, and choose "Forward As Attachment".
- Windows Mail will open a new, blank email window, worth the email you chose as attachment. The subject line was automatically pre populated with the "Fw:" prefix, which is used as convention to signify an email forward.
- Just pick a few email recipients (or just one), optionally enter content in the email, and send your email forward away!
This is all it takes to forward an email as attachment from Windows Mail; if you want it to Ford multiple emails as attachment, all you need to do is hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, click on each of the message you want to forward, and then use one of the two commands to forward these messages as attachments!