Reply All With Attachments


I was checking Twitter for questions about Outlook yesterday when I came across this one from smelibari.

Outlook doesn’t retain attachments on replies, presumably because the reply is going back to the person that sent the attachment(s). Clearly they must already have them or they couldn’t have sent them to you. So, while I’m not sure what the use case is for replying with attachments, the solution is pretty simple. Use a macro to create the reply, then add all the attachments from the original message to the reply. The macro will work with both an open message or a message selected in a folder. Of course the open/selected item must be an email. This solution should work with Outlook 2007 and later.
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Stopping Outlook’s “Reply All” Madness

One of the more frequent complaints I see about Outlook is its Reply All functionality. A lot of people don’t like it. Why? Because it makes it too easy for recipients to respond to everyone the original message was sent to instead of replying just to the sender. For example, a manager sends a message to everyone in her/his department asking what day they’d like to have the holiday party on. Instead of everyone replying to the sender many will hit Reply All. Suddenly you’ve got 50 messages in your inbox you don’t want or need. Reply All isn’t always bad. Sometimes it’s useful, but for the most part people misuse it. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to prevent that by disabling the Reply All button on messages you send? If you like that idea, then read on.
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