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How to drag and drop a file from a website to an email to become its attachment ? RRS feed

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  • When I open a local PDF file on Internet Explorer, the URL looks like C:\myLocalFolder\myDocument.pdf.
    Then, on the URL address bar, I can put my cursor on the Adobe Reader PDF icon (to the left of the file path C:\myLocalFolder\myDocument.pdf) and  drag and drop it to an Outlook 2013 email body, and C:\myLocalFolder\myDocument.pdf becomes an attachment to the email.

    When I open a PDF file from a website on Internet Explorer, the URL looks like http://myIntranetWebsite.com/myDocument.pdf.
    On the URL address bar, to the left of the file path  http://myIntranetWebsite.com/myDocument.pdf I don't see the Adobe Reader PDF icon, and when I drag and drop it to an Outlook 2013 email body, it pasted the word http://myIntranetWebsite.com/myDocument.pdf in the body, and it doesn't attach the PDF file to the email.

    Is it possible to drag and drop a file from a website to an email and becomes its attachment ?

    Friday, January 6, 2017 5:26 PM

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  • When I open a local PDF file on Internet Explorer, the URL looks like C:\myLocalFolder\myDocument.pdf.
    Then, on the URL address bar, I can put my cursor on the Adobe Reader PDF icon (to the left of the file path C:\myLocalFolder\myDocument.pdf) and  drag and drop it to an Outlook 2013 email body, and C:\myLocalFolder\myDocument.pdf becomes an attachment to the email.

    When I open a PDF file from a website on Internet Explorer, the URL looks like http://myIntranetWebsite.com/myDocument.pdf.
    On the URL address bar, to the left of the file path  http://myIntranetWebsite.com/myDocument.pdf I don't see the Adobe Reader PDF icon, and when I drag and drop it to an Outlook 2013 email body, it pasted the word http://myIntranetWebsite.com/myDocument.pdf in the body, and it doesn't attach the PDF file to the email.

    Is it possible to drag and drop a file from a website to an email and becomes its attachment ?

    Friday, January 6, 2017 5:29 PM
  • Hello,

    No, it is not. The Add method of the Attachments class creates a new attachment in the Attachments collection. The source of the attachment can be a file (represented by the full file system path with a file name) or an Outlook item that constitutes the attachment.


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    Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:12 PM