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Outlook - Forward an Email as an Attachment

This document details how to forward an email as an attachment in either desktop Outlook or Outlook Web Access.

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***NOTE: On occasion, it may become necessary or desirable to forward an e-mail to someone else as an attachment. In particular, faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to use this method for reporting spam or phishing to Doing so provides a host of useful information about where the message came from and how it got to UWGB. Below are instructions on how to forward a message as an attachment through either the desktop version of Outlook or Outlook Web Access.***

Desktop Outlook

1. Select the email you wish to forward as an attachment from the message list.

2. Select the "Home" tab.

Screenshot of Home Tab

3. In the Home Tab:

        1. Select "More."

        2. Select "Forward as Attachment."

Screenshot of More Drop Down Menu

4. Address the new message as desired, then select "Send."

Outlook Web Access (OWA)

1. Find the email to be forwarded in the message list.

2. Create a new email and address it as desired.

3. Without selecting it, drag and drop the message to be forwarded from the message list to the body of the new email. 

Dragging and Dropping Suspect Message

4. Select "Send."

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OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2019-02-11 12:18:24Updated2023-01-05 14:58:42
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