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Microsoft KB Archive/924610

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The body text of the e-mail message disappears when you add an attachment by using the Attachments.Add method in Outlook 2000

Article ID: 924610

Article Last Modified on 1/17/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition



SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:

  • In Microsoft Outlook 2000, you click an e-mail message in the Inbox, and then you click Reply.
  • You add an attachment to the e-mail message by using the Attachments.Add method in the Microsoft Outlook object model.

In this scenario, the body text of the e-mail message disappears.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, call the Save method before and after you add an attachment to the e-mail message by using the Attachments.Add method. The following Microsoft Visual Basic script code sample demonstrates how to do this.

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Sub AttachFile()
    Dim mi As MailItem
    Set mi = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    mi.Save
    mi.Attachments.Add "C:\test.txt"
    mi.Save
End Sub

Note If you use this workaround, a draft of the e-mail message is automatically saved in the Drafts folder. This behavior occurs because the Save method explicitly saves the e-mail message in the Drafts folder.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem only occurs in Outlook 2000. This problem was corrected in Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Attachments.Add method in Outlook 2000, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:

For more information about the Save method in Outlook 2000, visit the following MSDN Web site:

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