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How to download attachments automatically in Outlook 2010

E-mail is an application to send and receive information and its feature to attach files is an essential part of e-mail messaging. It allows users to send pictures, documents, files and many more items to family members, colleagues, friends and business partners. It is simple, direct, and easy-to-use, especially with e-mail clients like Microsoft Outlook 2010. Automating the download process for Outlook 2010 is convenient for users who regularly receive lot of e-mails and majority of them with attachments.

The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to download attachments automatically in Outlook 2010:

  1. 1

    Open ‘Outlook 2010’ application.

  2. 2

    Click ‘File’.

  3. 3

    Click ‘Account Settings’.

  4. 4

    Click ‘Account Settings’ again.

  5. 5

    Select ‘RSS Feeds’.

  6. 6

    Click ‘Change’.

  7. 7

    Select ‘Downloads’.

  8. 8

    Select ‘Automatically download Enclosures for this feed’ box.


When you download attachments to a certain folder automatically, you are also automatically saving the malicious ones. Even if you do not intend to open such attachments, you can still accidentally do so while going through your folder of attachments. For this reason, it is advised to manually download files.

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