How to Save An EMAIL Message as A FILE
4/18/2017 - Optimized for Firefox 52.0.2
Feel free to link to any of my pagesIt is easy to save an Email as a file.
I use Mozilla's free Thunderbird Email program, so I can't give you the exact details for Microsoft (Express,
Outlook, etc), but it should be about the same.
Thunderbird uses a file name extension of ".eml" (that's: DOT eml)
Only Thunderbird knows exactly how to handle .eml Email message files.
HOW TO SAVE AN EMAIL MESSAGE AND ALL OF IT'S ATTACHMENTS in THUNDERBIRD:
For Thunderbird, I can either:
Open the message for viewing (double click on it).
Click FILE, a "drop-down button" in the UPPER LEFT near the top of the window in which I am viewing the email
Select location and file name (do NOT change the file name suffix)
NOTE that selecting the location allows you to put the file anywhere,
including on removeable USB "Thumb-drive" or onto RW CDs.
(if you put them on a CD, you may wish to later, add more messages,
so you would want to use a READ-WRITEable CD (CD-RW, CD-rw)
rather than a CD-R (CD-Rs can only be written to once, rather
than many times)
SAVE THE FILE
Right-click the desired mail message in your Inbox and then select
SAVE THE FILE
NOTE: You may have to tell your computer that your Email program (Thunderbird
in my case) is the program to use for files ending in your Email
program's file suffix (".eml" for Thunderbird).
I WILL CREATE ANOTHER DOCUMENT EXPLAINING HOW TO DO THIS TASK.
NOTE1: TEST THIS PROCEDURE BEFORE USING IT AND DELETING YOUR ORIGINAL EMAILS
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