11-16-2015 05:28 AM
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  1. Anthony Lowry's Avatar
    I have been waiting for this one simple feature.

    Have they included the ability to save an attachment so I can attach it to another email? Without a billion other steps or side application help?

    This, for me is the main reason I had to keep an Android phone for my daily driver.

    Please tell me they added this feature.

    Thanks.
    04-03-2014 12:29 AM
  2. illidanx's Avatar
    I have been waiting for this one simple feature.

    Have they included the ability to save an attachment so I can attach it to another email? Without a billion other steps or side application help?

    This, for me is the main reason I had to keep an Android phone for my daily driver.

    Please tell me they added this feature.

    Thanks.
    Short answer, no. The only thing you can save is photos.
    04-03-2014 12:34 AM
  3. Anthony Lowry's Avatar
    You have to be kidding me! That really makes me sad.

    Microsoft, will we ever be able to use our phones in a quick professional setting?

    Sigh... I hate iOS for more than one reason. However, this is the same crap with Apples OS too.

    Android/Google are Scroogling me, but MS is forcing my hand.

    I REALLY want to carry a MS phone.
    Kashan Osama and androidtoWM like this.
    04-03-2014 12:44 AM
  4. illidanx's Avatar
    You have to be kidding me! That really makes me sad.

    Microsoft, will we ever be able to use our phones in a quick professional setting?

    Sigh... I hate iOS for more than one reason. However, this is the same crap with Apples OS too.

    Android/Google are Scroogling me, but MS is forcing my hand.

    I REALLY want to carry a MS phone.
    Just some clarification. In WP8.1 if you press and hold an attachment you will see a context menu with the save button. The only thing is that the save button is grayed out unless it is a photo. So I guess the ability to save photo is an improvement right?
    04-03-2014 01:14 AM
  5. androidtoWM's Avatar
    Just some clarification. In WP8.1 if you press and hold an attachment you will see a context menu with the save button. The only thing is that the save button is grayed out unless it is a photo. So I guess the ability to save photo is an improvement right?
    how about attachments ? Can i attach a document via email (without opening OneDrive) ?
    04-03-2014 01:38 AM
  6. bionicgt's Avatar
    I don't think that's possible as the phone has no file explorer :$ ...
    04-03-2014 10:16 AM
  7. illidanx's Avatar
    how about attachments ? Can i attach a document via email (without opening OneDrive) ?
    You cannot in latest emulator.
    04-03-2014 10:39 AM
  8. illidanx's Avatar
    I don't think that's possible as the phone has no file explorer :$ ...
    There is a file picker in IE11. You can upload a file to a website just like on desktop now.
    04-03-2014 10:40 AM
  9. Foma Kiniaev's Avatar
    Short answer, no. The only thing you can save is photos.
    This is one of the improvements I was waiting for.. Correct attachement and pdf handling. Sad they dont implement this.
    04-03-2014 11:18 AM
  10. jhoff80's Avatar
    I'm hoping that the emulator just doesn't have what the final email app will be, but I don't know how realistic that is. Email attachments and Outlook.com aliases are really needed for me.
    04-03-2014 11:31 AM
  11. narv's Avatar
    I'm hoping that the emulator just doesn't have what the final email app will be, but I don't know how realistic that is. Email attachments and Outlook.com aliases are really needed for me.
    it is possible since some other features seem to be missing from the Emulator that were shown in other leaked videos and confirmed by top leakers and their "sources".. we will see for sure soon though.
    04-03-2014 11:35 AM
  12. jhoff80's Avatar
    it is possible since some other features seem to be missing from the Emulator that were shown in other leaked videos and confirmed by top leakers and their "sources".. we will see for sure soon though.
    True, but the stuff in leaks can also be removed for a future update if it's not completed in time, too.
    04-03-2014 11:37 AM
  13. Dush Ku's Avatar
    That's dumb, you'd think a Microsoft Windows Phone should allow Microsoft Office 365/Sharepoint/OneDrive interaction with the native email client.
    04-03-2014 06:52 PM
  14. KoreyTM's Avatar
    You think they'd have implemented something as essential as proper email attachment management by now. I, too, was really hoping for this in 8.1. Seems that Android and BB10 remain the best at this functionality. Too bad.
    04-03-2014 07:12 PM
  15. jpling's Avatar
    You can send any file through email with pocket file manager. I send pdf joeg and even mp3s through email all the time. You cam even (receive) save PDF attachments in an email with pocket file manager. Just choose it to open attachment and it auto saves to root document folder then you can move it around from there.
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    04-03-2014 07:20 PM
  16. KoreyTM's Avatar
    You can send any file through email with pocket file manager. I send pdf joeg and even mp3s through email all the time. You cam even (receive) save PDF attachments in an email with pocket file manager. Just choose it to open attachment and it auto saves to root document folder then you can move it around from there.
    If what you say is true, then I'd hug you if it weren't for this damn monitor getting in my way. I will try Pocket File Manager ASAP! Thanks for the heads up!
    jpling likes this.
    04-03-2014 07:23 PM
  17. Will Garcia's Avatar
    @jpling I tried it out and OMG THANK YOU VERY MUCH
    07-24-2014 04:16 AM
  18. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I have to say I am highly disappointed Windows Phone 8.1 still lacks of such a very basic feature.
    Just yesterday I had to do some office work with just my phone available. Sending a mail with two photos, one PDF and one word document. I was frustrated by finding out the mail client only attaches photos. I tried office hub which works - but,only one document at a time. I used the rather new file manager released by Microsoft which then at least allows me to select multiple files within the same folder and attach them.

    The next task was actually to receive an attached PDF, copy it via USB to a desktop computer and,print it. I honestly ended ended up not being able to do that. I viewed the PDF earlier on my phone with Adobe Reader, just to find out the file isn't stored anywhere where I could access it. I also wasn't able to save it afterwards.

    In the end I actually used my BlackBerry where it was a one minute job before the first pages got out the printer. For me "little" things like this matters when it comes to usability. When I did a quick research yesterday I was surprised to see complains about such problems date back to 2010. Four years later and many OS updates later this still exists. Even though MS actually tries to aim their devices at businesses, I am wondering what kind of business wants phones without proper mail attachments.

    After all thank you for the tip with Pocket File Manager, it actually worked. While this is nice, it still is no excuse or whatever for Microsoft to lean back and do nothing. Yesterday I was soooo close of just popping out my main SIM off my 1020 and put it back to my BlackBerry. Less apps, less entertaining OS but in terms of multitasking and efficiency it almost runs circles around the Lumia which is crippled,by weird MS design decisions.
    androidtoWM likes this.
    07-28-2014 09:41 PM
  19. elmacho's Avatar
    07-29-2014 01:20 AM
  20. mdefran65's Avatar
    Calm Down there is great app in the store called simply folders, try it out. that really great features that allow you to create attachments as well as many other great functions. Windows Phone is a developer friendly OS with lots of room to make great apps.
    01-30-2015 11:09 AM
  21. jhoff80's Avatar
    Yes, there are file manager apps. No, that doesn't help when you need to REPLY to an email with an attachment. Quite frankly, it's ridiculous that this feature is still missing when 8.1 has a file picker API.

    One positive sign is that we already know the email app is redone in 10, so hopefully they finally included this basic feature.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-30-2015 03:02 PM
  22. J Pembroke's Avatar
    I can't even save photo. This really is poor
    03-23-2015 11:35 AM
  23. avengerxp's Avatar
    I was so disappointed with this too. I recently switched to Windows 10 build 10581. you can now attach multiple various file types to an email, but still your downloaded documents (pdfs) dont show in your downloads folder.... still crap in a fast, multitasking world..
    11-14-2015 07:40 AM
  24. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I was so disappointed with this too. I recently switched to Windows 10 build 10581. you can now attach multiple various file types to an email, but still your downloaded documents (pdfs) dont show in your downloads folder.... still crap in a fast, multitasking world..
    Open a PDF viewer like adobe, they should populate there and agree it's still not ideal.
    11-14-2015 11:34 AM
  25. jhoff80's Avatar
    I was so disappointed with this too. I recently switched to Windows 10 build 10581. you can now attach multiple various file types to an email, but still your downloaded documents (pdfs) dont show in your downloads folder.... still crap in a fast, multitasking world..
    Press and hold on the attachment and choose save instead of open.
    11-14-2015 11:56 AM
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