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    hi there!

    i have a user who gets a boatload of large attachments. she wants to be able to save some of these e-mails, but remove the attachments. i suggested she forward then to herself, but then she won't know who they're really from.

    anyone got any ideas on this?

    wxp, outlook 2k7, all updates.

    thx!!
    Last edited by Wired; 9th July 2009, 02:39. Reason: removed irrelevant url

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    Re: delete attachment, but keep e-mail

    If she forwards the email to herself it'll still show the old email to/from within it. I know in O2K3 I was able to highlight the attachment and simply hit delete on them. Email remains.
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    • #3
      Re: delete attachment, but keep e-mail

      Open the message
      Select "Other Actions" then "Edit Message"
      Right Click Attachment and select "Remove"
      Close message window using X
      Select "Yes" at "message has changed, do you want to save" dialog

      Tested with Outlook 2007 SP2 on XP SP3 with Exchange 2007
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        Re: delete attachment, but keep e-mail

        Originally posted by Ossian View Post
        Open the message
        Select "Other Actions" then "Edit Message"
        Right Click Attachment and select "Remove"
        Close message window using X
        Select "Yes" at "message has changed, do you want to save" dialog

        Tested with Outlook 2007 SP2 on XP SP3 with Exchange 2007
        TYTYTY!!!

        (boy, i am getting so lazy at my job. i'll google it, then post here. it's like i forgot how to poke around and discover this stuff for myself. so lazy...)

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        • #5
          Re: delete attachment, but keep e-mail

          No prob -- glad to help, and good fun to do a little research
          (btw, I also googled and found more or less the answer in the Office 2003 web help, then a little tweaking)
          Tom Jones
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          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

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