Outlook is NOT removing attachments.

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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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HI Folks,
2013 Outlook. I right-click on attachment icon. Choose "remove attachment". Save/close.
Here's the problem: The file size remains as it was before trying to delete the attachment, regardless of size. Also, the paper clip icon remains alongside the message.
Please help.
Thank you,


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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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Hi Diane,
Yes, this is with 2013. It's such a crime that Microsoft keeps "updating" without ensuring their product is stable.
Another gripe: Color-coded appointments in their calendar. Why is this not the default? Shameful.

Diane Poremsky

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Another gripe: Color-coded appointments in their calendar. Why is this not the default? Shameful.
By color-coded, you mean categorized? This is in a calendar in the Calendar (This computer only) folder?

It's a limitation of IMAP accounts - categories don't sync to the server so Microsoft removed the capability from imap accounts to avoid confusion when the categories weren't available on other computers or were removed if a folder resynced. There are ways around it using vba.


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Yes, categorized.
Please do look into the attachment/detachment fiasco, if you are able.

Thank you, Diane.
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