Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, is a powerful suite of productivity tools that includes Microsoft Outlook for email management. Whether you're using Outlook in a web browser or the desktop application, it's important to know how to forward an email message as an attachment. This feature can be incredibly handy when you need to share email threads or important messages with colleagues or partners. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to forward a message as an attachment in Microsoft 365.
Step 1: Log In to Microsoft 365
Start by opening a web browser and logging in to your Microsoft 365 account. Once you're logged in, navigate to the Outlook application.
Step 2: Select the Email to Forward
In the Outlook inbox or the folder where the email you want to forward as an attachment is located, click on the email message to select it. This will open the email in a new window or preview pane, depending on your settings.
Step 3: Access the "More Actions" Menu
At the top of the email message window, you'll find a menu with various actions you can take. It's usually represented by three dots or lines. Click on this menu to access additional options.
Step 4: Choose "Forward as Attachment"
From the "More Actions" menu, look for the "Forward as Attachment" option. Click on it. This action instructs Microsoft 365 to create a new email with the selected email attached as a .msg file.
Step 5: Customize the Forwarded Email
A new email composition window will appear with the selected email attached as an attachment. Now, you can customize the forwarded email:
- Address the email to the recipient(s).
- Add a clear and informative subject line.
- Include any necessary information or context in the body of the email.
Step 6: Send the Forwarded Email
Review the email you've composed to ensure accuracy and completeness. When you're satisfied, click the "Send" button to forward the email as an attachment to the recipient(s).
Please note that the exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on your specific Microsoft 365 configuration and whether you are using the web version or the desktop application. However, the general steps outlined here should work for most Microsoft 365 setups. If you encounter any difficulties or have a different version of Microsoft 365, feel free to contact MXGuardian support for assistance.