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Chapter 26. Using Outlook Express for Email > Working with File Attachments

Working with File Attachments

In addition to formatted text and graphics, you can attach a file to any message you compose using Outlook Express. Binary files, such as images and programs, can safely travel across the Internet, but only if you encode them into ASCII text before sending. When an incoming message includes an attachment, Outlook Express and other multipurpose Internet mail extensions–compatible (MIME) mail clients are capable of converting the encoded text back into binary files.

To add a file attachment to a message you're composing, click the Paper Clip icon on the toolbar. You also can attach one or more files by dragging them from an Explorer or Folder window into the Message window. Or, you can click Insert and select File Attachment from the menu.


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