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Enable document attachment in emails

Enable document attachment in emails, since its painful not to be able to answer a coworker and quickly attach a word document.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Android is light years ahead here. Please add this pretty basic feature. Windows phones ARE NOT TRULY BUSINESS PHONES WITHOUT THIS FEATURE.

      • RohitRohit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Missing Basic Feature and Building a World Class Phone, how arre windows Phones Exisiting in the market

      • D PilcherD Pilcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can kind of do this backwards from the Files app in that from there you CAN select several files and Send to an email (as an attachment). But that doesn't help with say a reply.

      • Rohit GuptaRohit Gupta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same issue In my 720 as well i thought this issue has been rectify by ms in lately release 8.1 ,but no luck same issue still exists unable to access other data apart from pic . Unable to attach non-pics material to mail chain ..not at all office phone..they take too much time to release 8.1 for no reason..please guys think twice before buying.

      • SpywexSpywex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even your microsoft office its terrible. I created a word file using my computer and attached scanned documents but when i open the file on WP, the scanned files are showing blank

      • Simon PlexSimon Plex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is ridiculous for a platform that claims to be Productive! make it possible to attach any files on emails!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very counter-productive! The underlying problem is the lack of a proper file manager. Even ancient mobile operating systems have this (e.g. BlackBerry OS5). I should be able to open the file manager from other apps (e.g. mail).

      • Andrew WrightAndrew Wright commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How am I supposed to respond to job ads if I can't even attach my resume? This function is critical, really. Seriously. Get on the ball Microsoft.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This indeed essential for business/office work. I thought you are enhancing market share for business/corporate. Including your office for WP is not as good as 3rd party on android. Love the OS but you need to keep the pace. Otherwise WP will be gone (don't want to see it happen)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to note that it is important to be able to attach a file it is in reply to the mail.

        In business scenarios, it is often necessary to keep in email correspondence history and advanced to the document file.

      • DSDS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How could you call it a formidable work phone, if you cant even attach a f'in document to the email?

      • Rob BRob B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sagar,

        I think most people appreciate you can actually send a file - albeit in a rather convoluted manner.

        The issue here is actually attaching one or more files (non pictures) to an email - maybe in an email chain / reply.

        Not being able to do this is ludicrous and can create issues with a broken email chain and also assumes you know everyones email in the CC....

      • SagarSagar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys this is now possible on windows phone 8.1. You can use a file manager app from MS called Files and select and share docs from there. This can also be done on Windows Phone 8 using the OneDrive app. Upload your docs there, select and share them, Nd select the send files option

      • Chee HongChee Hong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Precisely. Is just freaking lame. Can't attach any file types we want, can't choose the destination folder for saving attachments, yet MS called Windows Phone as an enterprise phone?! I know Android lags sometimes, but at least, an Android is a more powerful smart phone than Windows Phone. I will prefer productivity over fluid UI anytime. Wake up Microsoft!!

      • DaveDave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I love my windows 8 phone to bits. But frankly speaking as a developer myself the inability to be able to save any type of file attachment or attach them is frankly pathetic. A decent developer should be able to write that sort of functionality in minutes. It doesn't have to be complicated, just an option to SAVE the file. Not to sky drive or somewhere else on the web but to the memory of the phone so that you can then get it onto a proper computer later.
        Instead they waste years developing the ability to see a picture behind the live tiles Yippee !!! That really helped when I was trying to get hold of an urgent file. Thsanks Microsoft, fail!!!!!

      • BryanBryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I suspect this functionality will come to the phone in congruence with the release of the touch version of Office for ARM. The outlook application for the phone hasn't been updated since it was released.. Clearly or rather hopefully this is a stop-gap solution and is not the final email solution. I'm certain Microsoft recognizes such limited functionality will hamper the growth of their struggling mobile platform amongst the very demographic they're trying to win.

      • James ReynoldsJames Reynolds commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let's be straight. The email application is not an "actual" email application. Normal email applications allow the attachment of any files. Microsoft is clearly misleading people with their definition of an email application. I have a Nokia 920, 1520 a Dell Laptop with 8.1 and a home-built machine with 8.1. I love the integration, but I'm seriously considering switching to an android phone because of this one single feature. A software company that makes great software - but won't build an attach "all files" instead of just images is exactly the type of pathetic mothering restriction I would expect from Apple. This is genuinely pathetic for a software company with enterprise email capabilities like Office 365 & Outlook. Microsoft "won't" build this functionality. It's clearly not a case of "can't" - let me restate this - this is pathetic.

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