Forward a Message as an Attachment in Windows Mail

A screen shot of the Mail app in Windows 10.
The Windows 10 free Mail app.

 Joli Ballew

When you forward an email, Windows Mail inserts it in the message body of the forwarding email by default. However, it is also capable of forwarding emails as attachments. This is a clean way of forwarding messages that avoids problems with messed up and broken text in the body of the forwarding email.

Forward a Message as an Attachment With Windows Mail

To forward an email attached to a new message in Windows Mail:

  1. Open Windows Mail.

  2. Highlight the message you want to forward in the mailbox or open it in its own window.

  3. Select Message > Forward as Attachment from the menu.

  4. Address and compose the message as usual.

  5. Click Send to deliver it.

If you want to make sure you're not revealing anybody's email address to the recipient of the forwarded message, you should take some extra steps to remove those addresses to protect the privacy of the individuals.

Attach Any Email to Any Outgoing Email in Windows Mail

To attach any email to a message you are composing in Windows Mail:

  1. Open Windows Mail.

  2. Open a new email composition window.

  3. Locate the email you want to attach in its folder.

  4. Drag and drop the message onto the new email composition window. You can also highlight multiple messages and drag and drop to attach them all at the same time.