We’ve all done something like this: you hit the send button on an email that refers to an attachment, only to then realize that you forgot the attachment. Your follow-up email sheepishly says something like: “…and here’s the attachment.” I last did this just 3 days ago – and did it twice – when sending information on our wholesale distribution software to several recipients. Way to make a lasting impression.

There’s a new free download for Outlook from Microsoft Office labs – Forgotten Attachment reminder. Once installed, it scans the text of your message when you hit send for references to an attachment, and if it finds such a reference but no attachment it warns you thus:

As my colleague at the accounting software company said, “An excellent way to avoid looking like a dolt!”