How do I forward an email as an attachment?

Forward an Email as an Attachment in Outlook

To forward an individual message in its full and original state in Outlook, use the ribbon and buttons as follows:

  1. Open the message you want to forward in the reading pane or in its own window.
    • You can also just highlight the email in the message list.
  2. If the message is open in your Outlook's reading pane make sure the HOME ribbon is selected and visible.
  3. If the message is open in its own window make sure the MESSAGE ribbon is selected and visible.
  4. Click More (or the More Respond Actions icon if only that is visible) in the Respond section.
  5. Select Forward as Attachment from the menu that appears.
  6. Address the message and explain to the recipient(s) why you are forwarding the original email.

Using a Keyboard Shortcut to Forward Email as Attachments

To forward an email as an attachment in Outlook using a keyboard shortcut:

  1. Open the email you want to forward in the preview pane or in its own window. To forward multiple messages at once, highlighted the emails in the message list for the folder or in search results.
  2. Press Ctrl-Alt-F.
  3. Add recipients to the message along with a note for each of them explaining why you forwarded the email to them.

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