How to include original message in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook users can include the original message while forwarding or replying to an email. The users can choose any one of the following options for original message

  • Do not include original message
  • Attach original message
  • Include original message text
  • Include and indent original message text
  • Prefix each line of the original message 

Listed below are the steps to access the message handling option in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007

Include original message in Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010
Click File menu, select Options from the list.

Outlook Options

In the Outlook Options window, click Mail tab then scroll down Replies and and forwards section.

Replies and forwards option in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010

Use the option “When replying to a message” and “When forward a message” to specify the option for original message.

Include Original Message in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010

Include original message in Outlook 2007

Tools -> Options -> Email Options -> On replies and forwards section

Email Options in Outlook 2007Attach Original message in Outlook 2007

Using the drop down available under when replying to a message and When forwarding a message, you can choose any of the following values from drop down.

Include Original message text in Outlook

Also See: Close original message on reply or forward in Microsoft Outlook

In Category: MS Office, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016

Ravi Shankar

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