Attachments in forward email

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pdacrazy, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. pdacrazy macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Sorry for my little or lack of knowledge around iphone features as I have been Android user since last few years

    I wanted to send a word document in reply to an email but I didn't see any option to attach a file except photo as attachment

    Could you guide me how to attch a file in reply or forwarded emails

    Thanks in advance

    JM
     
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  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Can't do it natively through the stock mail app.

    Your best bet would be to use something like Dropbox and send it from there.
     
  4. petvas macrumors 601

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    This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the Mail.app in iOS. There is no way you can do what you described, because there is no common file store that the Mail.app can access.
     
  5. pdacrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for responses.

    In this case, iPhone is not good for me as I use mails a lot for my work and in reply to emails many times I need to attach MS Office documents.

    It's such a shame that we can't have such a basic functionality in ios.
     
  6. petvas macrumors 601

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    Do you use Exchange?
     
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  8. petvas macrumors 601

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    If you are using Exchange 2013, then there is an app from Microsoft that officially supports only Office 365, but also works with on premises installations of Exchange 2013 CU2. The app gives you almost all features of Exchange OWA.
     
  9. pdacrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I will look into it. What about pop3 and IMAP accounts like gmail etc. is there any other app for them?
     
  10. petvas macrumors 601

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    You can check Mailbox. I haven't used it my self, but it looks good.
    http://www.mailboxapp.com
     
  11. pdacrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. This app is at least giving me option to attach files from Dropbox for forward emails.
     
  12. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    That would be because Dropbox bought them out :)
     
  13. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    All of this could be solved if they would just give a file system.
     
  14. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Lack of a decent file system is a shortcoming of IOS.
     

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