Not just a passing FAD: E-mail alerts make it hard to forget attachments

You probably do it regularly, too: Send an e-mail without including the attachment you promised.  It happens to everyone.  It's obnoxious.

But, if a virtual tap on the shoulder is all you're looking for, to remind you when you've forgotten to include an attachment on an e-mail . . . well, you're in luck: Forgotten attachment detectors are addable or available within the two most popular e-mail systems.

Microsoft Office Labs is promoting this forgotten attachment detector, as an add-on to Outlook that will alert you when you have neglected making an attachment.

GMail's forgotten attachment detector graduated from GMail Labs to become a standard feature. Don't believe me? Type "Please see attachment" into a GMail message, and watch what happens when you try to send it.

Tip courtesy of Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor, Law Office Management Assistance Program.

Published June 16, 2011


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