Forgot to include the attachment. This happens all the time in the office.
We’ll get an email with a brief message, no attachment, and a note that says ‘Attachment included…’ Then, a few minutes later another message hits the inbox from the same person and that message actually has the attachment included. In other words, we’re sending out attachments without including the attachment.
Is there a better way to avoid the embarrassment of sending two email messages to get one attachment distributed?
Add ForgetMeNot to Mail on your Mac. This clever and inexpensive little plugin for Mail helps you to remember to include the attachment when you think you’re sending an attachment but you’re actually not.
Here’s what usually happens and it explains why we receive email without an expected attachment, only to receive the attachment a few minutes later.
We create a message or select a message to respond. Then, we mention something about the attachment, ask for follow up, and happily click the Send button. Except we also forgot to add the attachment.
ForgetMeNot scans your email message for special keywords that might indicate an attachment. If you click Send, you’ll get a notice that no attachment was, well, attached to the message. That gives you one more chance to attachment message before sending it, thereby, avoiding the duplicate message and the embarrassment.
The plugin uses predefined keywords but you can add more keywords to fit your situation. I don’t know why something like this isn’t built into Mail, but it should be. It’s a big time saver and embarrassment catcher.