There are many ways to receive this outcome, but they are not working exactly how I imagine.

Issue: I created a document library and I have emails going into the library according to subject. The emails have a lot of attachments and no consistency with the subject names. The next best thing would be to have the attachments into the document library by individual items. For example, email #1 has four attachments. I want the four documents to appear in the document as so

Attachment #1
Attachment #2
Attachment #3
Attachment #4 

Is this possible? Would I create a workflow to get the job done?

I have tried using Internet Explorer options to drag and drop into the library but the attachments are still inside the email.

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You can use email event receivers for this. Check a similar question here : How to enable an Event Handler to intercept upload from email in document library

  • Thank you, Akhoy. Would I use the "email events" event receiver? Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 13:01
  • Yes. That is correct. You'll have to choose the email events event receiver to add to your project.
    – Akhoy
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 13:40
  • Would a workflow be easier? If so, which workflow would I use? Thanks! Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 19:53
  • Imo workflow would be tougher than this. And Afaik, no OOTB workflow step exists which can read emails and find out attachments from them.
    – Akhoy
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 6:28

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