Updated December 1, 2011
A faster way to create a new message with one or more attachments
If you are creating a new message that will have attachments, you can open a New Message window, type your message, then use the Attach File command in the Ribbon to include your attachment or attachments. But there’s a way to open a New Message window and attach one or more files to it all at once.
How to Do Fast Attachments
Here’s what you do:
- Open Outlook to Mail view.
- In File Manager or any other window, select the file or files you want to attach to the message.
- Drag the file(s) to any spot in the Inbox pane, and drop them there.
Outlook opens a New Message window with the files already attached. If you attached a single file, Outlook inserts the file name as the message Subject (see the figure below). If you attached multiple files, Outlook leaves the Subject field blank.
From here you can:
Go to the Outlook 2010 Tips for Mail and Contacts page.
Go to the main Outlook 2010 Tips page.
Go to the Outlook 2010 home page.
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