Saving Attachments
 
Instructions given here are for the Microsoft MSN, Outlook, and Yahoo email programs. Your email program may differ slightly.
 
MSN:
  1. While the email message and attachment are open, click on the "File" menu. When the drop-down menu opens, click on "Save As."
  2. The "Save Web Page" window will open. You will have the option to save the email/attachment as a "Web Page complete," "Web Archive," "single file," "Web Page, HTML only," or "Text File." Choose one in the "Save as type" drop-down menu.
  3. Select a location where you wish to save the document in the "Save In" box at the top of the window.
  4. There will be a default File Name of "MSN Hotmail - Message."  Click on this space, delete the file name and add a descriptive file name of your own choosing.
  5. Click Save.
  6. You may wish to Copy-and-Paste the message onto a blank Word document.  Please see the instructions here:  Cut-and-Paste or Copy-and-Paste.
OUTLOOK:
  1. 1.  While the email attachment is open, click on the File menu. When the drop-down menu opens, click on "Save As."
  2. The "Save As" window will open.   You will have the option to save the attachment as "HTML," "Text Only," "Outlook Template," or "Message Format."  Choose one of these types in the "Save as" Type box at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select a location where you wish to save the document in the "Save In" box near the top of the window.
  4. The original attachment name will appear in the "File Name" box.  If you want to give the file a different name, delete the current name and replace it.
  5. Click "Save".
  6. You may wish to Copy-and-Paste the message onto a blank Word document.  Please see the instructions here:  Cut-and-Paste or Copy-and-Paste.
YAHOO:
  1. Options are listed beside the attachment.  Always scan your attachment before saving.  After scanning, the "Scan Results" page will inform you if there was a virus present. You may click either the "Download File" link, the "Save to my Yahoo! Briefcase" link, or the "View Attachment" link.
  2. Downloading the file will allow you to save it in a variety of places.  A "File Download" window will open reminding you that some files can harm your computer. If you wish to continue, click the "Save" button at the bottom of this window.
  3. When the "Save As" window opens, click in the "Save in" window to select a location.  "[C:]" is already selected, but you may put the file anywhere you wish.
  4. After selecting a location, enter a new file name at the bottom of the window.  When finished, click "Save."
  5. You may wish to Copy-and-Paste the attachment onto a blank Word document.  Please see the instructions here:  Cut-and-Paste or Copy-and-Paste.
 
 
 
 
 
updated: 1-19-07