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This article is part 7 of a series of thirteen articles that explain how to use Outlook 2000 to communicate through e-mail. To view the other articles in this series, please see the "Additional Resources" section later in this article.
This information is an excerpt from the Quick Course in Microsoft Outlook 2000 book, Chapter 3: "Communicating with E-Mail".
Forwarding MessagesIf you receive a message that you think will be of interest to a colleague, you can easily forward the message with just a few mouse clicks. Follow these steps to try it:
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The Forward button
To save a message for use in another program, select the message in the Inbox window, choose Save As from the File menu, navigate to the desired storage location, name the file, designate the file type, and click Save. You can save e-mail messages as RTF (RichText Format), Text Only, Outlook Template, or Message Format. (The Outlook Template file type allows you to use the file as a template for other Outlook messages. The Message Format file type is associated with Outlook, which opens the file if you double-click its filename.) To save an attachment to an e-mail message as a separate file, open the message, choose Save Attachments from the File menu, select the attachment's filename, and then designate the storage location for the file. (You can also right-click the attachment icon and choose Save As from the shortcut menu; or you can click the paper clip icon at the right end of the preview pane's title bar, select the file to open it in the appropriate application, and then save it in the usual way.) To save an attachment without opening the message, simply select the message header in the workspace and choose Save Attachments from the File menu.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCESFor additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307377/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 1: Using the Inbox
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310484/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 2: Composing Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310485/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 3: Addressing Messages Quickly
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310486/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 4: Attaching Files to Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310491/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 5: Sending and Retrieving Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310487/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 6: Replying to Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310489/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 8: Deleting Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307438/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 9: Organizing Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310580/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 11: Using Folders
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310581/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 12: Moving Messages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310582/EN-US/ )OL2000: Communicating with E-Mail: Part 13: Organizing Messages with the Rules Wizard
The information in this article is an excerpt from the Quick Course in Microsoft Outlook 2000 book, published by Microsoft Press.
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