Author: Chris Lee, Senior Director, Information Technology
With the rise of smartphone email clients such as Apple Mail and similar, many email messages that you receive in Outlook will contain images – but they are not sent as attachments. Rather, they are embedded within the actual body of the email itself.
This is an annoyance for the many users of Microsoft Outlook (and similar email programs) who want to quickly access and save those images as file attachments.
Depending upon what version of Outlook that you have, there are two workarounds for this:
If you're using Outlook version 2010 or later, you can right-click the image and save the file directly like this:
Problem solved and you can save the image directly to your hard drive.
If you are using an earlier version of Outlook or another email program that does not easily allow you to access attachments, here's a great workaround: