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How to Attach Another Outlook Item (Email, Contact, Task, or Calendar Item) to an Email

Recently, in Outlook, I had to do two things I’ve never done before and aren’t very prevalent, but when the scenario occurs, I can come in useful. I required to send a contact I had in Outlook to another company colleague, as well as some emails I had received from that individual.

As I began copying the data back and forth from multiple messages and from Outlook’s contact card, I believed to myself, being a techie and everything else, that this had to be done more easily! Fortunately there was!

You must attach an item and not a file if you want to attach something to an email within Outlook. This is how you’re doing it.

Attach Item in Outlook to Email

When your fresh mail window is opened, you will see that the Attach button you usually use to attach a file has a tiny down arrow button right next to it as well. You’ll see another choice, Item, click that arrow. If you’re using Outlook’s subsequent version, you’ll see two alternatives: Attach File and Attach Item.

You can select from the item Business Card, Calendar or Outlook. Click Outlook Item and you will get another screen where you can choose Outlook itself ANYTHING including a calendar case, contact card, any email messages, assignments, etc.

And the good thing is that if you send someone a calendar item or contact card, you can just add it to your Outlook profile without typing anything! Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Office 365 work with the above method. Enjoy!

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