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Is there any shortcut or way to create a shortcut to attach selected file as mail attachment in Outlook. Now, I've to right click the selected file and use "Send To-->Mail Recipient" option. A shortcut will help a lot.

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Ctrl + N in outlook will open new email. You can copy past the attachment to the new email.

Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V ;-)

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There is no default Windows shortcut, however you would be able to create your own using AutoHotKey

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I seriously should start using it, if you see how many things there are you would want to HotKey –  Ivo Flipse Jul 30 '09 at 7:16

For those who like to work at the command line, check out blat. Once configured, it can be used to form and send a complete email from a single command. Note that blat is a complete mail user agent itself: it does not use Outlook or any other mailer on the PC.

For example, the following command:

C:\...>blat -to someone@example.com -subject "Totality" -attach total.jpg -body "Here's that shot of the total eclipse"
Blat v2.6.2 w/GSS encryption (build : Feb 25 2007 12:06:19)

Sending stdin.txt to someone@example.com
Subject: Totality
Login name is me@example.com
Attached binary file: total.jpg


Sends a photo along with a short text caption to a single recipient, printing some reassuring progress notes along the way.

It is actually quite the powerful tool, and can be handy if you need to have a long-running (or scheduled at odd times) batch job that you'd like to report results from.

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I have Outlook 2010. The answer here is simply: AltN, then AF. This will bring up your word files for attachment.

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Just use the default ALT (underlined) shorcuts, so for Sent to Mail Recipient:


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Try the following sequence: F10, F, D, A

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Just remember, ALT F.H.E.A! That's ALT+ F,H,E,A

I know it's long but it actually works!

Your welcome

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Can you explain specifically what this does? –  DragonLord Jan 8 at 19:31

If you are in the word document, Alt, F, H, E, A goes through the menu items File > Share > Email > Attachment.

Edit: You can also use Alt+4

A blank e-mail is created with the document attached.

If you are in Windows Explorer, and have the file selected, Alt, S, E works. However, I am using Windows 8, so this could be unique to that OS, not 100% sure though.

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Alt+F+D+E+A attaches the current powerpoint to Outlook.

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