Forward email as an attachment

Emails can be attached to other emails as an EML-file. This allows the recipient to see this email completely.

In the case of spam, this also allows to transmit the hidden information from the email header.

Outlook 2013/2016/2019

You can forward emails as attachments in Outlook. This is possible on the one hand by drag & drop and on the other hand also manually.

Manual attachment

Firstly, select or open the email you want send.

On the Home tab, click the "Other" menu item (next to Forward). If you opened the email you want to send directly, click on “More” in the Message tab at the top. There select the submenu item "Forward as Attachment".

A new email window will open and you can write a message with the email as an attachment.

Screenshot Outlook Homepage

Attach Drag & Drop

Write a new email. Use the mouse to drag the email you want to send from the message bar into the new email.

In Outlook this email is attached to the new message as an "Outlook element".

Webowa

Similar to Outlook, you can send emails as attachments with Webowa using drag & drop.

Create a new email and drag the email you want to send with the mouse from the message bar into the new email.

This will attach that email to the new message.

Horde Webmail

Firstly, select or open the email you want to send.

Secondly, click the triangle next to “Forward”. This opens the submenu. Then select "As Attachment".

A new email window will open and you can write a message with the email as an attachment.

How to attach email in Horde


Mozilla Thunderbird

You can forward emails as attachments in Mozilla Thunderbird. This is possible on the one hand by drag & drop and on the other hand also manually.

Manual attachment

Firstly, select or open the email you want to send.

Then right-click on the message and select "forward as" from the menu and there "attachment".

A new email window will open and you can write a message with the email as an attachment.

How to attach email in Thunderbird

Attach Drag & Drop

Write a new email. Use the mouse to drag the email you want to send from the message bar into the new email.