Why would you want to attach a file to an e-mail message? Okay. Let's say for example, your cat gets sick as a dog. You can't possibly leave him home alone, but you've got to hand in that ten-page, technology proposal you typed in Microsoft Word. With Outlook Express, you don't have to re-type your proposal in an e-mail message. Simply attach your Word file to an e-mail message and send it to your district supervisor. Surely, she'll be impressed with your tech know-how.
Attaching files to your messages
All types of files can be attached to e-mail messages: Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, sound clips...there's no limit. Just make sure you know where the file is located on your computer, and you're ready.
1. On the toolbar, click the Compose Message
button to open a new message window.
2. Type your message.
3. Click the Insert menu, then click File
Attachment (Or, click the File Attachment icon
on the toolbar). The Insert Attachment dialog box will open.
4. In the Look in box, find the location of the
file. Is it on your hard drive or a floppy disk?
5. In the File name box, type or select the name
of the file, then click the Attach button. A file attachment icon will appear beneath your message.
When sending a file attachment, it's important
to know what programs the recipients have on their
computers. If the file you send is created in a program
that your recipients don't have, then they might not be
able to open the file. Wouldn't that be a bummer of