Forgotten Attachment Reminder in Outlook 13

We are supposed to send an Email with an attachment in it and by the time we remember to attach we have sent the email!!! In response we get a reply from our superior, asking us where the attachment is, or that we have forgotten the attachment. Luckily Outlook 13 warns us when it appears that we have forgotten to include an attachment in a message, as shown in the image below.

Attachment Reminder

Once the warning dialog box Attachment Reminder appears, we are warned that we may have forgotten to attach a file. We have the choices to Don’t Send or Send Anyway. It’s up to us what we decide what to do. If we choose Don’t Send, we will have to attach the file and if we choose Send Anyway the mail will be sent without the attachment. This feature attempts to detect if we have forgotten an attachment to a very important document in our mail. It’s a useful function that comes quite handy but if we want to disable it or enable we must follow the procedure described below.

First of all we must open Outlook and select the File tab in order to move to the Backstage View. Once in Backstage View we select the category Options from the drop down menu as shown in the image below.

Backstage View - Options

Once the Outlook Options window appears we select the Mail section on the left side of the window as shown in the image below.

Outlook Options - Mail Category

Once the Mail section is selected, we must scroll down to the Send Messages area using the scroll bar. At the bottom of the Send Messages area, we locate the command Warn Me When I Send A Message That May Be Missing An Attachment and we activate or deactivate the check box at the left of the command. That’s it!!!

Mail Category - Send Messages

From now on we will be warned or not every time we send a mail without an attachment.

Below you can check out the video describing the Forgotten Attachment Reminder in Outlook 13.

Forgotten Attachment Reminder in Outlook 13

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