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Forwarding email attachments/Saving attachments

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kramericaman, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. kramericaman

    kramericaman Newbie
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    What is the trick to being able to forward an email attachment. When i forward the email it sends it without the attachment.

    Also, how do you save the attachment after opening it?


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  2. ufmedrudy

    ufmedrudy Newbie

    Not sure about the forwarding situation but to save the attachment you long press on the file...and a submenu pops up...allowing you to save it
  3. goathog02

    goathog02 Newbie

    How about from the Mail client? (not gmail)
  4. winghunter

    winghunter Newbie

    Mine does the same thing, I have talked how the pop3 email (live.com) sucks and does not work as well. Everyone says forward to Gmail or something along those lines, thats not an option and would think they could figure out the POP3 email problems.
  5. JoeKC

    JoeKC Newbie

    I would be happy if anyone could tell me how to simply save a POP3 email on the Droid. I've asked this here before, no luck :(
  6. winghunter

    winghunter Newbie

    POP3 is a joke on this phone!!! It's a shame too, it's an awesome phone in every other way. My wife says they must be making it tough to use pop3 so you move over to Gmail, at first I did not agree but after 3 weeks I am starting to think she's right.
  7. demon4u

    demon4u Lurker

    Hard to believe but apparently true that one cannot forward attachments to emails on the Droid. That this basic, basic, basic function was omitted from the Android OS is incomprehensible. Obviously not included in the smarmy Droid ad for things the droid can do the iphone cannot do. One clumsy workaround is to use the Droid to go online and access one's gmail account there, retrieve the email to be forwarded and then forward it. Works but stupidly unnecessary.

  8. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I have POP3 set up in K9 mail on the Droid and have had no problems. I would love to help but I don't know what the issues are.
  9. demon4u

    demon4u Lurker

    Interesting but isn't one consideration for selecting email clients the belief they are backed by a stable and enduring enterprise? This is not to say the company behind K9 isn't one that is more rather than less likely to hang around for a long time but certainly that is a valid question to ask.

    Of course that still begs the question how Google/Android didn't design their phone-based software in such a manner that this fundamental is built in?
  10. Fedvet

    Fedvet Lurker

    Still can't figure out how to save a picture to Gallery. It lets me delete, set as icon, add to contacts. I just want to put the darn thing in my Gallery folder.:rolleyes: I just don't want to go thru the hassle of using my USB port.
  11. Fedvet

    Fedvet Lurker

    Got the Answer: Click on the message and when the attachment pops up press on the picture (long).. Menu pops up... Save to SD Card.
    Now why couldn't I find this in the online instruction manual??????:)
  12. sioutdoors

    sioutdoors Lurker

    I have. 2 emails with attachments one. PDF one XLS can't get either to save from Gmail.have docstogo to read them but not save
  13. mhome

    mhome Well-Known Member

    I'm with you on this, my workaround is add a shortcut to mobile Gmail on the home screen. Attachments when opened from there get saved to the SD card download folder

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