If you already use Microsoft Office InfoPath forms for tasks like submitting weekly status reports, and if you use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to manage e-mail messages, InfoPath e-mail forms can help streamline the processes that you use to collaborate and share data. That is because you can open, fill out, and submit InfoPath forms from within Office Outlook 2007, without having to open InfoPath. If you receive an InfoPath e-mail form, you can reply to it, forward it, and store it just as you would with any other items in Office Outlook 2007.
Use the settings in the Mail Options task pane to choose the options that you want when you send an InfoPath e-mail form.
Send mail as
Editable form Click this option if you want each recipient to receive an editable copy of the InfoPath e-mail form that he or she can fill out and send back to you.
Note: To send or receive InfoPath e-mail forms in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 must be installed on your computer, and Office Outlook 2007 must be configured to send and receive InfoPath e-mail forms. If you have these programs installed on your computer, and Office Outlook 2007 is configured to send InfoPath e-mail forms, but the same is not true for recipients of your InfoPath e-mail forms, the forms that you send will appear to those recipients as attachments to e-mail messages. The recipients can then save the attached forms and open them by using InfoPath. Office Outlook 2007 is configured to send and receive InfoPath e-mail forms by default. To turn InfoPath e-mail forms on or off, in the Options dialog box in Office Outlook 2007, click Advanced Options on the Other tab, and then select or clear the Enable InfoPath E-Mail Forms check box in the Advanced Options dialog box.
Include form template If you want users to fill out InfoPath e-mail forms and submit the forms back to you, and the form's associated form template is not stored in a shared location that users can access, click this option to include the form template when you forward an InfoPath e-mail form.
Read-only snapshot Click this option if you want each recipient to receive your InfoPath e-mail form as a standard e-mail message. If your InfoPath e-mail form contains more than one view, only the active view of the form will be included.