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Check out this slick new way to add email attachments.


This question was answered on December 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

With the amount of time I spend on my computer every day, I’m always looking for shortcuts This week I’ll show you a way to skim a couple seconds off of the pesky email attachment process; and of course, look cool in the process This tip has only been confirmed to work with Outlook, Outlook Express, and Netscape Messenger; but it may work with some other third-party email programs like Eudora I'm afraid you web-based email users - such as hotmail, yahoo, etc - are confined to more conventional methods.

Follow the steps below:

1 Open your email program and compose a new message.

2 Fill out the usual information and type whatever you like in the body of the email.

3 Now open My Documents or My Computer (wherever the file you wish to attach is) and simply left-click, hold, and drag it to the body of your email.

It’s as simple as that If you’re using a non-standard email program and this isn’t working, you can try dragging the file to the subject line instead of the body

For help with file attachments in America Online, visit this link: AOL Help

Good luck and have fun!

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on December 1, 2004