Prevent inclusion of personal information when you send Office documents

When a file that was created in Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, or Microsoft Excel 2010 is attached to an email message, personal information — such as your name or email address — might be added to the properties of the attached file. This information is primarily used by the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Office 2010 to identify who has made changes to the attachment.

If you do not use the Track Changes feature, you can prevent your personal information from being added to the properties of attachments, by doing the following:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Trust Center.
  4. Click Trust Center settings.
  5. Click Attachment Handling.
  6. Under Reply With Changes, clear the Add properties to attachments to enable Reply with Changes check box.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010