Do you sometimes receive email messages that contain more than one attachment? If so, you probably saved them one at a time, which works well enough when getting these kinds of messages is infrequent. But maybe you actually get lots of messages with multiple attachments, or occasional messages with lots of attachments, I’m pleased to tell you that there’s a way to download and save multiple attachments at the same time.
It’s not hard to do this, but the process varies a little bit depending on whether you are using Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007. What follows are step-by-step instructions for each version of Outlook. In order to prevent any confusion, there are separate instruction sets for each version of Outlook.
How to Save More than One Mail Attachment at a Time in Outlook 2003
This is the procedure to follow when you want to save multiple mail attachment files at a time when you’re using Outlook 2003.
- Open the message that contains the attachments.
- Next, click File. In the menu that appears, click Save Attachments.
- When the Save All Attachments dialog box appears, find the Attachments list, select the attachments you want to save, then click OK.
- A standard file save dialog box appears. Navigate to the folder that you want to save the attachments in and click OK to save them.
How to Save Multiple Mail Attachments at Once in Outlook 2007
Follow these steps to save more than one mail attachment simultaneously when you’re using Outlook 2007.
- Open the message containing the attachments you want to save.
- Click Other Actions in the Actions panel of the Ribbon. Then click Save Attachments.
- When the Save All Attachments dialog box appears, find the Attachments list, one or more attachments that you want to save, then click OK.
- In the Save File dialog box that appears, navigate to the folder that you want to save the attachments in and click OK to save them.
That’s all there is to it. Once you complete all 4 steps of the procedure, the attachments are safely saved in the folder you chose. Hopefully you’ll find these procedures to be useful when you’re working with attachments. And just so you know, there are many more cool and useful tips where these came from.
The Living With Outlook website contains many more Outlook mail tips and tricks. Here’s a good starting point: http://www.living-with-outlook.com/outlook-mail-tips.html