Replying to and Forwarding Email
There is a difference between forwarding and replying to email.  When you reply to an email sent to you, any attachments to that email will not accompany your reply.  When you forward an email, any attachments connected to the email will accompany the forwarded copy.

Many instructors place their students into smaller "work groups."   You may be involved in a small study group of some kind, and have to create a project or a report as a group.  Email is a good way to send copies of material to one another; therefore, you will most likely receive an attachment that you must alter in some way before sending to another.  To send this altered version to the original sender you must forward the message to the sender, not merely reply to it.  Remember, replying will not include the amended attachment.
 
MSN:  
  1. The "Reply," "Reply All," and "Forward" buttons are all located just above the body of the email you have opened.
  2. To perform any of the three functions, click on the desired button.
    "Reply" will send your reply to the original sender, only.  This name will appear in the new "To" box.
    "Reply All" will send your reply to every member who received the original email. A group name or individual name/s will appear in the new To" box. 
    Clicking "Forward" will open a new letter with the "To" space left blank.  Enter the name of the person to whom you wish to forward the original letter.
  3. When you are ready, click "Send."
OUTLOOK:
  1. Locate the "Reply" (illustrated by a face and a back arrow), "Reply to all" (illustrated by two faces and a back arrow), and "Forward" (illustrated by a face and a forward arrow) boxes on the Outlook mail toolbar.
  2. To perform any of the three functions, click on the desired button.
    "Reply" will send your reply to the original sender only.  This name will appear in the new "To" box.
    "Reply to all" will send your reply to every member who received the original email.  A group name or individual name/s will appear in the new "To" box.
    Clicking "Forward" will open a new letter with the "To" space left blank. Add the name of the person to whom you wish to forward the original letter.
  3. You may change the information in the subject line by deleting the current subject and adding your own.
  4. When ready, click "Send" (illustrated with an envelope).
YAHOO:
  1. The "Reply," "Reply All," and "Forward" buttons are all located just above the body of the email you have opened.
  2. To perform any of the three functions, click on the desired button,
    • "Reply" will send your reply to the original sender only.  This name will appear in the new "To" box.
    • "Reply to All" will send your reply to every member who received the original email you opened. A group name or individual name/s will appear in the new "To" box.
    • Clicking "Forward" will open a new letter with the "To" space left blank.  Add the name of the person to whom you wish to forward the original letter.
  3. When you are ready, click the "Send" button, which appears just below the screen title (Forward, Reply, Reply to All).
 
 
 
 
 
updated: 1-19-07