I'd like to add other mail message as an attachment to a new one but Mail (On OSX Lion) does not allow me to do that.

Any workaround?


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Attaching other Messages in Mail.app (OS X Lion)

  1. Create a new message (⌘N)
  2. Return to your inbox
  3. Click and hold on the message you want to attach until it turns into a letter icon Letter Icon
  4. (Still holding down) drag and drop the icon into the new message window

Repeat steps 2 through 4 for as many messages as you want to attach.

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    You can't put enough emphasis on step #3. You really have to wait a bit til the icon appears. If you drag too early you just start selecting several mails.
    – nohillside
    Jul 11, 2012 at 18:21

This might help in your case:

  1. Select the email message you want to send as an attachment.
  2. Click on File then Save As and select the format Raw Message Source
  3. Open a new email message and add the raw source file as an attachment (either copy and paste or insert).

I believe what you're looking to do is "forward" an email...


What I did was , composed a new email , went back to my inbox and dragged and dropped the required emails into my composed email .

I think it worked

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