How to turn off Preview Attachment feature
What is the need of Attachment Preview? What are the ways to enable and disable/turn off the feature?
When you are sending a mail, sometimes you need to enclose some documents or files with it. It can be a text document, image, MS PowerPoint presentations, audio files or even video files. The attachment feature on the mail helps us to enclose such files with the mail. So you can attach the files from your side and at the receiving side the receiver will get the file as such. The Attachment Preview feature is a new feature on mails. In the older days, at the receiving end the receiver has to download the attachment completely to view it. But with the Attachment Preview feature, you can view the content of the file without downloading. The mail itself will show a preview of the attached file. Thus if the file is not a necessary one, you can avoid its downloading with the preview feature on it.
Following details give users more information about Attachment Preview:
- Enabling/disabling Attachment Preview
- Issues with Attachment Preview
- Tips to fix issues
Enabling/disabling Attachment Preview
You can enable or disable the Attachment Preview feature on most of the mails as per your wish. For enabling the attachment preview feature, there will be an option either on the message itself or on the settings of the mail. To disable the Attachment Preview feature in Microsoft Outlook, first click on the ‘file’ menu and then click on ‘option’. Then from the option dialog box, select the ‘Trust Center’ and then click on ‘Trust Center Settings’ button. Now choose the ‘Attachment Handling’ tab on the left pane of the opened window. Now make a tick on the box next to ‘Turn off Attachment Preview’ by clicking on it. Now the attachment preview option is disabled on the mail.
Issues with Attachment Preview
There are some issues with the Attachment Preview. The main issue with the attachment preview is that, sometimes the preview does not work properly or sometimes the preview will be incomplete or not in a form to see properly. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to start the Attachment Preview. Even the settings for Attachment Preview is enabled, sometimes it won’t show the attachments properly.
The issues related with the attachment preview can solve easily. Some of the reasons for such issues are the size of the file, format of the file, lack of Internet speed, etc. If the size of the file is very high, then it will be very difficult for previewing. So try to attach smaller size files or compress and attach the file is of big size. Some file formats may not be supported by the previewing. So attach the compatible file format only. Also if the Internet speed is very low, you won’t get a complete preview.
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