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Sending an Attachment with Outlook Express

  1. Open Outlook Express.
  2. Open a new message by pressing Control-N at the same time. A New message window will appear placing you in the To: field of the message.
  3. Type in the address of the person to whom you wish to send the attachment.
  4. Press altI to bring up the Insert menu. Jaws will say Message Attachment. Press enter to accept this menu choice. A new window will say File Attachment and you will be placed in the file name edit field.
  5. Shift tab once to be placed in the file list. Here you can navigate by using the up and down arrow keys, the backspace key to go up one folder and the enter key to enter a folder. You will likely be placed at the last location you were in when you selected your last file attachment. Remember that if you backspace up to the desktop and arrow until you find My Documents and press enter on it, you will be in my documents folder. Once you have found the file you wish to attach, press enter on it to attach it to your email. The File Attachment window will close and the file you selected will be attached to your current email message.
  6. If you wish to attach another file, repeat steps 4 and 5.
  7. Finish filling out the email message including Subject and Body fields.
  8. When you have filled out the message, press the Alt-S keys at the same time to send your message.

This helpful hint submitted by Suzanne/ Marsha.

Another method to use to attach a file is as follows.

  1. If you're familiar with Windows Explorer, When in Explorer, highlite the file you want to send.
  2. Use your applications key or right click on the file. A menu will appear.
  3. Arrow to Send to and press enter.
  4. select Mail Attachment from the sub-menu and press enter. A New message will open and your cursor will be placed in the to field of the message.
  5. Type the address of the person to whom you want to send the attachment and send the message. You can tab to the body of the message and type a message if you wish, or you can simply use the alt-s key to send the file.

This helpful hint submitted by James

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