In Outlook 2003 it is possible to Select All, then Copy and Paste all attachments to a folder for backup. But if I subsequently want to delete them all at once, the Remove option is grayed out and the Delete Key is disabled (this was not the case with Outlook 2000 - it was easy to select and remove all attachments from an e-mail with one keystroke). I have Googled this extensively and am stunned that Microsoft MVPs are making already incredulous questioners even more angry by repeating the primitive steps, but which to remove attachments one-by-one, as if the questioners were simpletons.
I am similarly incredulous about Microsoft answers that changes in Outlook 2003 vs. 2000 were "for security reasons" and offended by their senseless broad answers and refusal to date to answer specifically and simply what I asked above. How can permanently removing all attachments at once be possibly a security risk - and be a security risk when compared with removing them one at a time with the primitive procedure? I had always thought of them as courteous, which would include to simply say, sorry, the feature is not implemented, you will have to delete attachments one-by-one in Outlook 2003, instead of never answering the question directly.
Thank you very much in advance.