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Attach a file, message, contact, or task to an email message

ArticleInclude and insert file attachments, such as pictures and documents in messages. Outlook items such as tasks, contacts, or calendar items can also be attached.

Blocked attachments in Outlook

ArticleSome attachment file types are automatically blocked because of their potential for introducing a virus into your computer.

Open and save attachments

ArticleOpen attachments with the program associated with the attachment file type or save attachments to your computer.

Preview attachments

ArticleInstantly view received attachments in the Reading Pane without opening the attachment.

Reduce the size of pictures and attachments

ArticleOptimize the size of pictures and attachments for e-mail to avoid exceeding the maximum message size limits associated with most e-mail accounts.

Print attachments received in email messages

ArticlePrint attachments received with an email message or when viewing a message in the Reading Pane.

Send large files to other people

ArticleLarge attachment might be blocked by Outlook or your mail server. Discover alternative ways to share large files.

Why do some attachments appear in the message body?

ArticleThe message format -- HTML, plain text, or Rich Text Format -- determines how attachments appear in Outlook messages.

Find all messages with attachments

ArticleLocate Outlook 2010 email messages that contain file attachments.

Forward multiple messages as a combined single message

ArticleSave time by forwarding multiple messages as a set in a single message with the Forward as Attachment command on the ribbon.