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Office 365, Email, Exchange, Forwarding Email Messages as an Attachment

How do I forward email messages as an attachment?

A common reason to forward messages as an attachment is to report suspected phishing email.  Forwarding as an attachment preserves helpful diagnostic information, which is lost when simply forwarding the email.

Outlook Client (Windows)

  1. In the "Message List," select the message you wish to forward.
  2. Press the Ctrl, Alt, and F keys, simultaneously.  A new message will open with an attached message.
  3. Enter relevant information in the "To," "Subject," and "Body" of the message.
  4. Click "Send."

Outlook Client (Mac)

  1. In the "Message List," select the message you wish to forward.
  2. Right click on the message (Press and hold the "Control" button while clicking).  A menu will open.
  3. Click on "Forward Special." 
  4. Select, "As Attachment."  A new message will open with an attached message.
  5. Enter relevant information in the "To," "Subject," and "Body" of the message.
  6. Click "Send."

Outlook on the Web Client

  1. Click the + New message button to create a new message.
  2. Find the message that you want to send as an attachment, click on it, and drag it over to the message body of the new message.
  3. Enter relevant information in the "To," "Subject," and "Body" of the message.
  4. Click "Send."



Keywords:Email Exchange Forward Outlook OWA Attachment Phishing Report Spam   Doc ID:56069
Owner:Office 3.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-09-10 10:37 CSTUpdated:2019-07-22 09:18 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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