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Outlook Express and file attachments

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Comer, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Comer

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    Quick question:

    Is it posible to delete a file attachment only from a received message in the inbox?
    It seems like it should be easy but it's in the new ECDL syllabus and I can't figuire out how to do it and my class is next week. My students will loose all faith in me :rolleyes:
    Yea, like that has not already happened :D


    Thanks

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  3. Comer

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    Thanks Kramer

    But that seems to be refering to deleting an attachment from a message I am creating mysely. This is very simple (just select and press delete) I am talking about deleting an attachment from a message I have received into my inbox. I always thought this could not be done ('would need to delete the complete message) but now I see it on the new ECDL syllabus and I am a little confused (yes, I know, that does happen alot:D )

    BTW, I was down in Limerick yesterday and I must say u have a big improvement in AV shops since my last visit. Savins with the AE200 & 300 and The Sony Shop (new) with the HS20 for €3900. A great price for Ireland as I was quoted €4300 for the HS10 last summer in Blanch_town. Couldn't really judge the pq of the HS20 as it is very bright but, wow! it sure is quiet compared to the HS10

    Happy New Year :smashin:

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  4. MarkE19

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    I am at work at the moment and we have Outlook 2002 (XP) and not Express and deleted an attachment, don't know if its the same for OE

    open message
    right click on attachment
    from drop down menu select 'remove'
    save the message.

    seems way too easy though :suicide:

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    Thanks for the reply Mark

    That dropdown menu shows the Remove greyed out for received messages. It is only available if I right-click on an attachment on an outgoing message

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    Bizarre... I can select "remove" on an email attachment I've received when using Outlook, but if I try to do the same on the same email in Outlook Express it won't let me (as you say - greyed out) :confused:

    I know that doesn't answer your query, but I think Mark must be on the right track. Could it be a setting somewhere, or even a bug with OE?

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    Can you do message...edit

    Then delete it when editing.

    Then save.
     
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    This option (Message - edit) does not seem to be available in Outlook Express

    Well, I guess maybe it can't be done in OE


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    Outlook Express stores all mail attachments within the email message. It is easy to save the attachments to any folder you like but there is no function to remove/delete the attachments from the message.

    So try this http://www.ajsystems.com/qt4.html
     
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    Thanks Missiah :smashin:
     
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    Can't you just left click the attachment then press delete on the keyboard..?

    [Edit... Sorry just read Outlook Express, I'm using Outlook 2000, guess it must be different...]
     
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    Comer, i think you may be stuffed with this one, however i'd be interested to hear if someone comes up with an easy method.
     
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    It doesn't really matter to me wheather I can do it or not. I've never had a situation where I wanted to keep an email but loose the attachment.

    I just think that ECDL should be a bit more careful when they put their tests together as quite alot of people (who may not have MS Office) use Outlook Express.

    I'll be contacting ECDL Ireland about it next week and I just wanted to be sure that it can't be done before I bring it to their attention.

    Thanks everybody for your help:smashin:

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