Why do some attachments appear in the message body?

When you attach a file to an email message, the message format determines how the attachment appears in the Outlook message window.

Plain text or HTML format messages

Attachments in a plain text or HTML format message

Rich Text Format (RTF) messages

Attachments in a Rick Text Format message

When you reply to a message, by default, the format of the received message is used for your reply. To change the message format when composing a message, do the following:

  1. Click Format Text.

  2. In the Format group, click HTML, Plain Text, or Rich Text.

You can also change the default message format so that all messages that you send use a specified format. For more information about how to change message formats, see Change the message format to HTML, Rich Text, or plain text.

Note:  For more information about reading all messages in plain text, see Read email messages in plain text.

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