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Managing your email attachments in Windows Outlook 2007

Step 1. Open the message with the attachment:

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Step 2. Right-click on the attachment tab and choose 'Save As...':

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Step 3. You will be prompted for the download/save location. If you need to access the attachment from multiple machines, ensure that this location is a network drive.

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Step 4. Confirm that you wish to detach the attachment from the message:

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Note that there are now two copies of the message in your mailbox, the original (with the attachments) being marked for deletion:

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Step 6. Now purge the original message (Edit menu, Purge...):

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Step 7. Confirm the purge and reclaim the space in your mailbox:

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

Step 8. Confirm that only the smaller message, without the attachment, remains in your mailbox:

Windows Outlook2007 mail message with attachment

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