Save an attachment from Outlook online to a SharePoint Library
Save an attachment from Outlook online to a SharePoint Library.
I also support this UserVoice.
Can't understand why Microsoft does integrate SharePoint Online in Word, Excel, etc. but not in Outlook.
It is also a business requirement for our users to save emails or attachment directly into SharePoint.
Currently we have to use 3rd Party Tools like Harmon.ie. But we would like to avoid any additional addins.
This article https://support.office.com/en-us/article/save-a-file-in-microsoft-office-a7f0a209-ad22-4212-bb53-6cd8e801a6fb shows how to save to SharePoint from Office 365 applications - but the list appears to include every application apart from Outlook!
Why cant I drag and drop an Outlook attachment into SharePoint folder on Edge or IE. This basic functionality is possible by dragging to the desktop or File Explorer so it should be possible in SharePoint,
Please add this in to the next release of O365 / SharePoint.
Benoist Guillard commented
This is so needed, for Outlook online but as well for the Outlook 2016 Windows (and MacOS I suppose) application. Some attachments can be opened and saved to Sharepoint, e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, but it is cumbersome to do so. Some attachments simply cannot be saved to Sharepoint without first saving on local drive, e.g. PDF documents.
One workaround could at least be to be able to drag the attachment from the Windows Outlook 2016 client to the Sharepoint website opened in Internet Explorer, but this drag and drop even doesn't work accross all these MS OS and applications...
Actually, it's possible to do it.
We managed thanks to Flow.
When files are moved in a special folder (ie. Sharepoint) in Outlook or OWA, there is a trigger that moves attachments from this folder to a sharepoint folder that we speicified.
But there are 2 problems :
- We have to create as many as source folders (in the user mailbox) as destination folders in Sharepoint
- We can't navigate through subfolders to move files in.
Here's the flow :
It is unthinkable that MS would do this to hundreds of thousands of users. It is a basic, basic, basic functionality. Clearly it's possible. Word, Excel, PowerPoint all do it. They allow for 'Recent's' to leave and browse to a 'single' file at a time for attachment (not helpful if you have a multiple site deployment - which MS encourages with the hub/flat SP architecture). This has been desired by the customers since 2016 for SharePoint online as far as I can tell and it seems to take everyone by surprise when they realize such a fundamental feature is not just missing, but deliberately left out. It caches the customer off guard because no one can imagine such functionality would be left out. Please, correct this basic functional need.
WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE TO ASK FOR THIS?
WHY IS THIS NOT A FEATURE?
Edwin Friesen commented
In some branches (for example healthcare) employees often use their personal home computer and iPad tablets. Because of security it is not allowed to activatie Onedrive Sync (even with Files On Demand) on these ‘untrusted’ devices.
When an email attachment is received (using OWA) such documents have to be saved on a department’s SharePoint site.
Currently, it is not possible to save directly to a SharePoint Site, only to OneDrive. This is not User Based Computing.
Donald Whittlebum commented
Seriously, Make this work.
It seems that Exchange and Office 365 are totally separate systems having no integration apart from the groups. This only works using outlook to attach files but not the other way round. This is a shame as Google has this feature with its own online offering.
Do it !!! ... Please.
Linus Axén commented
We have a shared inbox and it's really strange that you have the option to "save to onedrive", a onedrive account nobody uses, please fix so we can save to Sharepoint!
It would be great to have the ability to drag and drop documents from outlook to SharePoint would be great! Even if we could just save directly from an email to a document library, that would be an improvement from having to save to computer and then add to SharePoint.
Remco Spierings commented
Our users are complaining that they couldn't save Outlook attachments to a Sharepoint site. They need to download the document and manually upload these files to SharePoint. Even in Outlook 2016 there's no such option? Why is this function supported in Word/Excel and PowerPoint but not in Outlook?
That request has been suggested to MS more than1.5
Today the MS support told me that it's not in the roadmap .... I can't beleive it !!!!!
This is not an efficient way to work - users spend more time to work than before with a simple file server ...
Please add this feature as soon as possible. We need to be able to save files from Outlook online to SharePoint Online Site.
There is already an option to save at Onedrive, why not support Site ?
Office Online (Excel, Word) also let us save at Onedrive AND Sites, so why Outlook does not?
That limitation is unthinkable because it's very important for users!
MS recommands to migrate files to Sharepoint so Impossible that this feature be missing.
Now it's too long for users to manage files et mail with such limitation. Our customers have big diffculties to change their way of working and such missing have to be improved.
Think to users when developping products and their consistency.
Stephanie Ellis commented
Please allow Outlook attachments to be saved directly to Sharepoint. Currently, I have to open One Drive, tick the document and then "move to" Sharepoint. This is not an efficient way to work. Thank you!
Winston Liu commented
We want to allow the Office 365 users to move attachments directly from Outlook to OneDrive, so could you please also add the enhancement feature into Outlook 365 roadmap: