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Removing attachment from incoming email

S

sanjay

#1
Removing attachment from email , does this attachment occupy space on

computer? To free the space , Do we have to take some action , similar to

"empty recylce bin",
 
V

VanguardLH

#2
sanjay wrote:


> Removing attachment from email , does this attachment occupy space on
> computer?


Just where did you think that attachment was? Floating out in cyber

etherspace somewhere? Look at the Size column for the e-mail.


> To free the space , Do we have to take some action , similar to
> "empty recylce bin",


If you saved the attachment or don't want it: Open the message, Edit -> Edit

Message, right-click on the attachment and Remove.
 
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Nick Kharchenko

#3
With the help of Attachments Processor for Outlook

you can remove attachments from the incoming messages or extract and save

them to your hard disk.

http://www.mapilab.com/outlook/attachments_processor/

Nick Kharchenko, MAPILab Ltd.

Software for Microsoft Exchange and Outlook

"VanguardLH" wrote:


> sanjay wrote:
>
> > Removing attachment from email , does this attachment occupy space on
> > computer?


> Just where did you think that attachment was? Floating out in cyber
> etherspace somewhere? Look at the Size column for the e-mail.
>
> > To free the space , Do we have to take some action , similar to
> > "empty recylce bin",


> If you saved the attachment or don't want it: Open the message, Edit -> Edit
> Message, right-click on the attachment and Remove.
> .
>
 
V

VanguardLH

#4
Nick Kharchenko wrote:


> With the help of Attachments Processor for Outlook
> you can remove attachments from the incoming messages or extract and save
> them to your hard disk.

> http://www.mapilab.com/outlook/attachments_processor/


I wasn't asking. You replied to the wrong post in this thread.

Mapilab's add-on costs $39. There is a free attachment save add-on at

http://www.kopf.com.br/outlook/. Although it is an add-on, that is just an

interface to the main program that runs separately (this is not an automatic

save utility when you receive e-mails and instead you run it manually when

you want to strip out the attachments). You can also get free VBA macros to

use in Outlook. Which one you want depends on what features you want.

However, if all you are do are a couple e-mails over, say, a year then

saving and editing the e-mail to remove the attachment isn't much more

difficult than having to define a macro in Outlook or click on a toolbar

button for it (especially considering what it takes to add the macro in the

first place).

Setup and usage over time should be less then what you expect when manually

doing the individual save-and-edit operation. I might remove an attachment

from many a couple e-mails over the span of several years worth of e-mails

so destabilizing Outlook with additional add-ons isn't worth it to me. The

OP never mentioned the frequency at which he needs to remove attachments

(and then following with a compact operation to actually reduce the size of

his .pst file).
 

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