attachment is on the bottom of the email. I don’t want to exactly print the
attachment but the email so I can see that it has an attachment. Most of the
emails that I receive have the attachments on the bottom of the screen, I want
them in the body so I can print them.
Attachments are a source of great confusion for many people. In concept
they’re very, very simple. Excruciatingly simple, as a matter of fact.
Then some email programs try to get “helpful”, and all heck breaks
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Attachments are nothing more than files that accompany an email
message. There’s nothing special about them, there’s nothing magical. It’s just
a file. Save it to disk, and you can do anything you want with that file,
assuming you have the proper tools on your machine to act on it.
Some email programs try to get fancy when they display an email message that
has accompanying attachments. Outlook Express, for example, will notice if the
attachments appear to be images, and if they are, it will helpfully display
those images below the email message body. The problem is that while it
looks like the images are below the message, in fact they are
not. That very same message viewed in a different email program (say,
Microsoft Office’s Outlook) will not display the images below the
body. Outlook will only display the icons that indicate that the message has
attachments. If you want to open them, you’ll need to do so explicitly.
It’s a source of frustration and confusion for people moving from Outlook
Express to Outlook, because they find Outlook Express’s behavior
It’s also a source of frustration for people attempting to send mail that
will look the same everywhere.
HTML mail and Rich Text mail can get even more confusing, because images
that appear in-line in one person’s mail program may appear as separate
attachments to someone else looking at the same message. Or worse … the
entire email message may appear as an attachment.
And so it goes with printing. There’s no standard way to print an email
message that has attachments. Some programs will print an indicator that there
are attachments. Others will not. Some will print the attachment, if they know
how, others will print a placeholder or nothing at all.
So in short, there is no blanket answer to what you’re looking for. You’ll
have to experiment with your email program to see if it supports printing email
the way you want. Be sure to look for “Page Setup” and advanced printing types
of options. Your email program may call them something else, but they hold the
keys to what will be possible.