Outlook: Save Space by Removing Attachments from Messages

If you're concerned about using up too much disk space to store your e-mail messages and other items in Microsoft Outlook, you can remove large attachments without deleting the entire message. This might come in handy if you know that you've saved the attachments to another location already, or if you know you won't need the attachment in the future.

With the message open (either in its own window or in the reading pane), right-click on the attachment that you would like to remove. Click on 'Remove Attachment'. A dialog box will appear, and you will need to confirm that you would like to remove that attachment. Click the 'Remove Attachment' button, and you will have successfully deleted it.

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