Office 365 Tuesday Tip November 14, 2017 | Webster University

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017:


Outlook Attachment Reminder - Don't forget to attach your file!

Have you ever written an email in which you mentioned you were sending an attachment, but forgot to attach the file? Oops! We've all done it. 

Both the Outlook Web App and the Outlook desktop client will remind you to send an attachment, if it appears you have forgotten. If you use the words "attached" or "attachment" in your email, but try to send it without attaching a file, you'll get a pop-up reminder.


This option is typically set up by default. Below are instructions on how to enable it, just in case it is not set up for you.

Outlook Web App

To enable the attachment reminder in Outlook Web App:

1. Click the Settings icon on your Office 365 home page, upper-right side. settings

2. Click Mail in the menu that opens. 

3. In the Mail menu, click Attachment options/Attachment preferences. attachment

4. At the bottom of the next window, make sure that "warn me when I send a message that may be missing an attachment is checked.


5. Click Save at the top of the page.


Outlook Desktop Client

1. In the Outlook desktop client, click File/Options.outlook_options

2. Click Mail on the left sidebar. mail_options

3. In the Mail options window on the right, scroll down until you see Send Messages, and make sure there is a checkmark in the "Warn me when I send a message that may be missing an attachment" checkbox.desktop_warn_attach

4. Click Ok at the bottom of the screen. 



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