I have a collection of emails detailing work I have done for a recent project and I need to send all of these emails to someone. What would be the best way to do this using Outlook? Should I create the email then just add each email individually as an attachment, or is there a better way of grouping all of the emails together into a single attachment?
Select all the messages you want to forward, and click Forward. It should bulk-attach them for you.
Regardless of how you do it, unless you are able to redirect each message individually, its going to be a pain for the person on the other end to get what they need out of the messages.
If you’re on Exchange, it may be better to try and set up a public folder and copy the messages there, then let the other person pull them into their mailbox.
If you are just documenting the emails, you could make a Word document and drag each email into the document where it will appear as an icon labeled with the email's subject. You can also add text/captions in the Word file to group or explain the emails, or group/arrange them in some logical order (for example, under headings like 'Phase I of Project', 'Phase II', etc.). When you send the Word document to the recipient, they can click on an icon and that email will open up in their Outlook. This approach would only be appealing if the number of emails was reasonable (my tolerance would be <50) and there was a benefit to the recipient in organizing them.
This can be achieved in Outlook Express if the recipient is willing to assist you a little. You should consider this solution only if you have substantial number of emails you want to forward.
Do the following (Assuming the recipient(s) also are using OE):
1: Create a temporary folder in OE and call it, i.e. 'BulkMailFromCharles'.
2: Move or copy the all mails you want to forward into this folder.
3: Close OE.
4: Copy the file BulkMailFromCharles.dbx from your Outlook Express system folder, usually found under 'C:\Documents and Settings....' to i.e. C:\TEMP
5: Launch Outlook Express
6: Send the file C:\TEMP\BulkMailFromCharles.dbx to the recipient(s).
7: Instruct each recipient to do the following:
8: - Create in their OE a new folder with name i.e. BulkMailFromCharles.
9: - Store the received file BulkMailFromCharles.dbx in i.e. C:\TEMP
10: - Copy any single file from any other folder, i.e. 'Inbox' to the new folder 'BulkMailFromCharles'
11: - Close OE.
12: - Copy or move C:\TEMP\BulkMailFromCharles.dbx to the OE system folder, usually found under 'C:\Documents and Settings....'
13: - Open OE
14: - The bulk mails should now be in the new folder BulkMailFromCharles.
Create a .PST file with required emails. Assuming the .PST file is not too big, and the recipient is also using outlook, zip it up with 7zip as a .7z and send. If they don't know how to open the .pst it's as easy as file, open outlook data file. I always find that forwarding a bulk of emails is very difficult to sort/sift through as it only appears by subject, not sender or date etc.
Be very careful NOT to drag and drop the emails to the newly created PST or outlook will move them from your inbox to the PST. drag and drop with the right mouse button instead, and when you let go you will be given a small submenu to move,copy or cancel. Select copy.
Here is a good link which explains how to get this task done easily. It is a bit of trick but still can be done.
If you want to forward multiple messages but not have Outlook group them all together (which is a pain for the recipient, as peelman says), the only way to do this is by using a rule. Put the messages to be forwarded in a new folder, create a rule with no conditions to forward them, and manually run the rule on all messages in the folder. See here for more details.