Most colleges and universities provide their students with a student email account, generally ending in “.edu” for universities and “.us” for community colleges. If you are given one, it most likely will be the email account used for all school and course interactions. If you are a Wichita State student and would like more information about setting up your “@shockers.wichita.edu” email account please visit WSU: Setting Up Student Email.
Many times emails are sent with documents or images attached to them. An attachment is indicated with a small image of a paperclip next to the email message (image 1). Most of the time, the attachment will be located in the Reading Pane, directly under the message header or subject (image 2). However, it may sometimes be located in the message body. There are two ways to open an attachment. The simplest is to just double click it. The second option is to click on the chevron to the right of the attachment (image 3), which opens a drop down menu. From here, you have two options. You can choose to open the file or preview it (image 3). It is important to not open attachments from unknown addresses or entities because they could contain a virus or malware. By using preview mode, you can help ensure the file is legitimate and safe before opening it. Once the attachment is open, you can save or edit it as you would any other file.
In some instances, you will need to send a document, photo, or file by email. The best way to do this is by attaching it. The following steps for Microsoft Outlook, which all Wichita State students will use for their @shockers.wichita.edu email accounts, will guide you through attaching a file to an email.
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