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Forwarding Spam, Phishing, or Virus as an Attachment

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 > Related Articles

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Learn the steps to report abuse by forwarding an email as an attachment using Microsoft Outlook Express, Apple Mac Mail, and Microsoft Outlook.


Reporting Abuse Spam, Phishing or a Virus

For information on abuse types, how to report abuse, reporting abuse email addresses, and Abuse Submission Guidelines, refer to Reporting Abuse: Spam, Phishing, Viruses and More.

Microsoft Outlook Express


  1. Select the email to forward as an attachment, then right-click the email.
  2. From the menu that displays, select Forward As Attachment.


    Result: A new email will open with the old email attached.

  3. Enter the recipient’s email address in the To field and add any comments.
  4. Click Send/Recv.

Apple Mac Mail


  1. Select the message that you want to forward as an attachment.
  2. Select Message and then Forward as Attachment.
  3. Enter the recipient's address in the To field and add any comments.

    subject field

  4. Click Send.

    Result: A straight arrow displays in the message list next to the original message to indicate that you forwarded the message.

Microsoft Outlook


Note: Cox does not provide troubleshooting or support services for issues or questions concerning Microsoft Outlook.

  1. Click the Tools menu, then select Options.


  2. From the Options window, click the Preferences tab.
  3. Under Email, click the Email Options button.

    email options

  4. From the Email Options window, select the When forwarding a message drop-down list and select Attach original message.

    attach original

  5. Click the OK button to apply.
    Result: When a message is forwarded, it will be sent as an attachment.

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