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Help with attachments in multiple emails in Exchange 2013/Outlook 2013

Last Modified: 2016-02-10
Hello Experts,

I have a customer who is looking to reduce storage space, and asked me to figure out if there is a way in Exchange 2013 to identify within email chains or regular emails to prevent that an attachment is sent multiple times when responding or forwarding emails.

For example, if one user sent, respond or forward an email with a attachment to 20 users, instead the attachment is sent 20 times, there should be a link attached to the email that points to that attachment, so that users can download it later on to their computers

Is that technically possible in Exchange 2013 using native tools or transport rules? If so could you please provide details of the implementation?

If not,

Are you aware of a third party application that can be used for this task?

Thanks in advance
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