saving attachments automatically

Scenario.  I receive an e-mail with a picture (eg. bmp, jpg), a winword document  and an excel file as attachments.

When I save the text of the message the attachments aren't saved with it.

Is it possible to save ALL with one operation? if so then how do I do that.
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantAsked:
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Hi AndyAinscow,

You have to save the attachment first.  Then save the email.

Karen FalandaysTraining SpecialistCommented:
Wait, how are you "saving" the text of the message? Are you trying to save to a disk?
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantAuthor Commented:
To disc - for archiving purposes (soon to be requirement to save EVERY e-mail for posterity!), hence it would be nice to save everything at one go.  The more the end users have to do the more mistakes will be made and by sods law it will be the important e-mails that are wrecked.
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There are many auto-archive tools out there. You are probably better off putting one of those in place rather than relying on users' actions, especially from a legal point of view. Veritas (now Symantec) has one, as do many others.

Here are a couple of links that may help:;en-us;261173&Product=exch2k
Karen FalandaysTraining SpecialistCommented:
OK, then your best bet is to save to PST files for archiving. This way you can simply drag the emails with attachements to the PST and you will have copies to any drive you choose. Check the help file on Personal folders to find out more.
Good luck
If you "save as" and select "outlook message format (.msg)"  all attachments will be saved with the message.



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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  Three useful techniques, the third (.msg format)  looks the most likely for my requirements.
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