Option of "Attach as Copy" to be set as default option when attaching file to an email in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Option of "Attach as Copy" to be set as default option when attaching file to an email in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Or ability to control the default option via GPO.
Thank you for all your feedback. We heard you and now for Office 365 Subscribers on Current Channel, when you use the attach file command, local files will be automatically added as attachments. Files stored in the cloud will come with a dialog that ask you whether you would prefer to add as an attachment or share as a link. In Options, we also added a toggle to remember your preference if you would like to always add as an attachment.
Brian Lotto commented
Too many options go back to send copy
Mike Frazure commented
The inability to attach a file from within Outlook works against the use of OneDrive as a default drive for saving files. Yes, I can, and do, keep File Explorer open to drag and drop the file into the message, but why force a work around that causes two of your products to compete? Thanks for listening.
Brian Caine commented
Change it back to attach as copy please! I rarely want anyone to have access to my one drive documents, if ever. Please change it or at least give option to choose.
anthony doubletriplezero commented
Suddenly all files in the 'Recent Items' list when attaching files to an email shows the 'd.docs.live' version of the file, rather than the local path to the file. Now I have to take the extra step of either browsing the PC to ensure that I choose the local file, or selecting the one from Recent Items and choosing 'attach as copy'.
No. I do not want it like this. I do not want to attach a link to my OneDrive. I want to attach a copy of the file and send it.
Worse still, the default permissions are "Anyone Can Edit"???!!??
I generally do not want people to modify my personal files on my personal cloud storage.
Please, Microsoft, stop making assumptions about the way people work. This change is braindead and dangerous.
Often processing dozen of emails off line... if there's a link, rather than an attachment, I can't process the file till back on line. Inefficient.
Manos Markakis commented
Please bring back the "attach copy" function. Your recent introduction of "link to onedrive" looks unprofessional and causes confusion to clients.
Please add an "Attach as copy" default option or an option to allow direct file attaching from OneDrive folders as opposed to attached files as OneDrive links that take the recipient to the web version of OneDrive.
"Attach as copy" as default in Outlook 2016.
"Attach as copy" is often used when you want to send a *copy* of a file to an external person, i.e. you don't want them to have access to the original stored in SharePoint/OneDrive.
It is a pain to have to remember to switch to "Attach as copy" via two mouse clicks every time.
@northmama No - "forward as attachment" would be forwarding an email as attachment; this idea relates to being able to set the default behaviour for "attachments" eg .docx, .xlsx. .pdf file etc that are stored in cloud based storage e.g. OneDrive, SharePoint as attachments to the email rather than the default which is sharing by linking to the "live" file in the cloud storage that then requires the recipient to exist in your Azure AD etc.
[Deleted User] commented
Is this the same as "Forward as Attachment"? What would be the application of "attach as COPY".