How to Attach an Email in Outlook to Another Email

How to Attach an Email in Outlook to Another Email

One of the basic problems that Outlook users face is how to attach an email in Outlook to another email. Everybody knows how to forward an email, but it seems that some are confused about how to attach another email to their message.

Fortunately, doing that in Outlook is as simple as attaching an image. In fact, you can attach another email from another sender in an email in less than three seconds, in two different ways.

Here is the first one:

How to attach an email to another email?

As you may know, there is a one-click solution to forwarding an email to someone. But that is not the solution you are looking for here as you want to attach the email to another email. The good thing is that there is still a one-click solution for that.

To start, select the email that you want to attach to another email. Then, click on the icon for “Other Options”, which is a three-dot box.

After that, select “Forward as Attachment” from the options.

How to attach an email to another email?

A new email page will automatically appear along with your selected email as an attachment as you can see from the image below:

New email with an attached email in Outlook

All you have to do now is to complete the email with your own message and other details.

Note that even if you use different emails in Outlook, you can still attach any email in Outlook with the same steps described earlier.

Attach an Email to Another Email Through Drag and Drop

The earlier method works really great especially if you have not started composing the new email yet. However, if you have already started writing the message, then you cannot use the method earlier since it will open a new email.

You are left with one option — attach the email to your existing new email. Fortunately, all you have to do is to drag and drop the email you want to attach.

Attach an Email to Another Email Through Drag and Drop

Literally, all you need to do is drag the email you want to attach from the Outlook inbox itself and drag it into the new email you are composing.

If you want to attach more than email, this is also the method that will make it work.

How to attach an email as text-only?

The normal way of forwarding an email will forward everything inside the email message, images and all. But there is a method where you can attach an email as text-only.

To start with, you must open a new email window. Then, on the “Insert” tab, click on the button for “More commands” and select “Outlook Item” from the options.

How to attach an email as text-only?

From there, select the email that you want to attach. But before pressing “OK”, make sure to insert as “Text only”.

Insert email as text only

After that, you will find that the email is now attached as text-only, without images and other elements as shown below:

An email with an attached text-only email

That’s it! If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment below or send me a direct message via the contact page.

About Ryan

As the Principal Solutions Architect at Mr. SharePoint, I help companies of all sizes better leverage the Modern Workplace and Digital Process Automation investments.

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