How do I remove an e-mail attachment before sending or forwarding it?

EmailMany e-mail programs today support the ability to adjust the e-mail attachments within the program. For example, in Mozilla Thunderbird users can right-click an e-mail attachment and select the option to detach or delete the attachment from the e-mail program. Once this has been done forwarding that e-mail to another user will send the message without the detached or deleted attachment.

Alternatively for users who are using e-mail program that does not support this ability or users who are using an online e-mail client such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo mail you can save the attachments to the computer you want to forward or send to another user and then create a new e-mail message with those attachments.

Additional information

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