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How do I forward an email message as an attachment?

Gmail web interface

  • Use the "Show original" item from the right-hand-side menu in message; this menu starts with "Reply"
  • Select All
  • Copy
  • Save as file.txt
  • Attach file.txt to your email


  • Select the message
  • Go to the Message menu
  • Choose Forward As -> Attachment
  • Send the message

Apple Mail

Message Menu -> "Forward As Attachment"


  • Select Tools | Options... from the menu.
  • Go to the Preferences tab.
  • Click E-mail Options....
  • Make sure Attach original message is selected under When forwarding a message.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK again.
  • Highlight any messages you want to forward.
  • Click Forward.
  • Address and send the email with the original messages attached, adding comments in the email body.



We are not aware of a procedure for forwarding messages as an attachment using Eudora.

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