Sending and receiving
attachments in Outlook Express
Please remember that attachments
larger than 100k can cause a major problem on the recipient's end. Here
is how you send an attachment with Outlook Express.
1. Start a
new mail message.
it and type a letter as you normally would.
3. Click on
the Paper Clip icon.
4. That will
bring up a dialog box that will allow you browse for the file you want
5. When you
have found the file you would like to attach, click on it once and click
on Attach. (On a Mac, click on Add, and then click on Done when you are
done adding files.)
6. Click on
the Send icon, and your attachment should send.
If you have received a message
that has a file attached to it, it will have a small paper clip next to
it in your inbox.
If you click once on the
message, there will be a larger, yellow paper clip on the upper right hand
side of the message view window (on a Mac, you will see a blue paper clip
on the toolbar labeled "Attachments" with a pull-down arrow next to it).
When you click on that paper clip you will get a list of the attachments
with that message. Click on the attachment you want to view and if that
file type is associated with a program on your computer, it will open in
If that does not work, you
can double click on the message and it should open in its own window with
the attachment showing as an icon in a separate section at the bottom of
the message. Right-click on the attachment icon (click and hold on Mac)
and select Save As. Then open the program you think it should open with,
and use that to browse for the file.