Easy Q - How to delete an attachement in Outlook?

Posted on 2004-08-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Im using Win XP and Outlook XP.  How do I delete any attachements to mails already sent or mails received in my inbox?

At my work pc, I am able to open an email and simply delete the attachement and then save again, but not here.  Any ideas?
Question by:ey143
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Hi ey143,
>  How do I delete any attachements to mails already sent

Are you trying to delete just the attachment and not the entire email ? I really doubt it can be done

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You may want to try this

Also check the macro from SLink9 here

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It can be done, I do it at work all the time to save disk space.  I just cant do it at home.
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Karen Falandays earned 50 total points
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Hi ey143,
After opening the attachment, right click on the icon and choose remove. Does this do what you wanted?
Best of luck

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Yes this did work.  My apologies for not coming back to this email.  I previously tried hitting the del key on the icon, should have checked the right menu on it.

Thanks for your help.

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