Insert Attachment in Outlook 2016

In Outlook we can add files, messages, tasks or contacts in an E-Mail Message. Now, in Outlook 2016 the procedure of attaching documents that we have recently worked with is a very easy procedure. We can attach files, from OneDrive or other Web Locations, where once we have done that, we can change the permissions of the attachments depending on what we want. All we have to do is to follow the steps below.

First of all we must create a new E-Mail Message, and then we make sure the Message tab of the ribbon is selected and then we locate the area named Include as shown in the image below.

New Message - Include

Once the Include area is selected, we select the command Attach File and straight away the drop down menu appears as shown below. This drop down menu is separated in the following areas.

  • Recent Items: Here are shown all the recent items that we have used, where we just choose the one that we want to insert as an attachment.
  • Browse Web Locations: We can select items to insert as attachments either from OneDrive or other Web Locations.
  • Browse PC: The Insert File dialog box appears where we navigate on our PC in order to locate the item that we want to insert as an attachment.

Attach File

That is it! The attachment has been inserted in our E-Mail Message, as shown in the image below.

Inserted Attachment

Once the attachment is inserted, we can select the drop down menu next to the attachment as shown in the image below in order to take some other actions such as the following:

  • Open
  • Open File Location
  • Attach As Copy: We can send a local copy of the file, instead of the file on a shared location
  • Change Permissions: We can decide that either the recipients can edit of view only the shared file.
  • Quick Print
  • Save As
  • Remove Attachment
  • Copy

Attachment Options

So in Outlook 2016, the procedure of inserting an attachment in an E-Mail Message has become much more simple and faster.

Below you can check out the video of describing How To Insert An Attachment In An E-Mail Message in Outlook 2016.


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