How do I forward a message, and attachment, without sending all
the "header junk" that includes where the message came from, and
who it was sent to, and such.
There are a variety of techniques, but it is always possible.
Some email programs make it easier than others.
Usually, you can just say "forward" and then delete all the text of
the message, and leave only the attachment, which is usually just
the video clip. If there are other attachments, especially
those ending with .eml, they are just message text and can be
deleted from the forwarded message. Any "interesting" text
from the original message can be pasted in to the new message, if
it helps inspire someone to look at it, or is the joke to which the
video clip is the punch-line, or whatever. Video clips
usually have names ending in .wmv and pictures usually have names
ending in .jpg or .tif
Oh, and if you can't see the end of the name of a file, you can go
into Windows Explorer, and Tools / Folder Options, in the
View Tab, uncheck the option named "Hide file extensions for known
file types". Personally, I uncheck everything that says
"Hide..." and check everything that says "Display...". This
is useful lots of places; Windows can be very confusing when some
things are hidden.
If the above technique doesn't seem to work, then here is a
technique that will _always_ work, but it is a bit more cumbersome
(more steps). Fortunately, none of them are hard.
- When viewing the original message, find the attachment that is
the video clip, right click, choose "save as..." and save the
attachment as a file on your hard disk (in My Documents, or on the
Desktop, or whereever, just keep track of where!)
- Compose a new message, address it to your list of recipients
(use Bcc for the recipients if there is more than one, and if you
have to put one entry in To to make things work, consider using
your own address there), paste in any interesting text from the
- Attach the file you saved in step one, by clicking on teh
paperclip icon, or choosing Attach from the menus (exact location
may vary depending on the program you use)
- Send the message
- delete the file using Windows Explorer (unless you want to save
it for future reference without having to look back in your