Add, open, and save attachments

Add an attachment to an email message

To share a file via Email, you can simply attach it to your message.

You can also attach other items, such as other messages, contacts, or Outlook tasks.

  1. Create a new message, or select an existing message, then choose ReplyReply All, or Forward.
  2. In message window, choose Message > Attach File.

Attach file to a message

Open or save an email message attachment

You can directly open any attachment from the reading pane or from an opened message.

After opening and viewing an attachment you easily can save it.

If the message has more than one attachment, you can save them as a group or one at a time.

Open an attachment

There is multiple options available to open an attachment. (Depends on your version of Outlook)

  • Simply, double-click the attachment to open it.

Save an attachment

  1. Choose the attachment in the reading pane or the open message.
  2. On the Attachments tab, in the Actions group, choose Save As. You can also right-click the attachment, and then choose Save As.

Save as attachments