Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word Text Documents?

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  1. vja4Him

    vja4Him Valued Member

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    Is there someway that I can compile my e-mail messages into word - text documents, other than copyng and pasting one message at a time ... ???
     


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    Re: Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word-Text Documents?

    Not sure that will work for me ... My e-mail accounts are POP. And, I've already downloaded all of my e-mail, which is what I do everyday, several times each day.

    Also, I don't use Thunderbird. I only use Mac Mail. I have so much e-mail, that I really don't want to copy each message individually, then paste than one message into one word document, then repeat that procedure for many thousands of messages.

    I have my e-mail filtered out into many different folder. For example, family history research that pertains to my PACKARD line is all in one folder. I would be very convenient to simply take all those e-mail messages in that one folder, and have them copied into a word or text file.

    When I used Eudora e-mail on my old Power Mac 7300, I was able to do something like that, but I can't remember just how I did that .... It was pretty simple though.

    I just need to find the right software that will work with Mac Mail ....
     
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    Re: Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word-Text Documents?

    What version of Apple Mail do you have?

    Do these directions work for getting your Apple Mail files into mbox format?

    http://www.cosmicsoft.net/emlxconvert.html

    Thunderbird understands MBOX. From Thunderbird you can convert to individual document files.

    It's two steps and a little messy but it may work.

    -Raymond
     
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    Re: Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word-Text Documents?

    I have Mac Mail version 2.1.3
     
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    Re: Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word-Text Documents?

    I'll have to look into that .... Will need to create duplicates of a few e-mails to play around with and see what happens ....
     
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    Re: Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word-Text Documents?

    What about 'printing' them as a PDF? That turns them into a standard format that you can use on any platform and their searchable. OS X has PDF 'printing' built right in, it just saves it as a file.
     
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    Re: Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word-Text Documents?

    That is my plan ... But, I need to compile e-mails into categories, before printing. For example:

    All the e-mails regarding my PACKARD family history, need to be in one or several documents, depending on how many e-mails, and how long they are. If the total is only 10 pages or so, then I can put them all into just one document, and print, then file into the PACKARD family history folder.

    Now, with my ANDREWS e-mail .... I will need more than one document -- probably a dozen or more. I don't want to print every single e-mail, just one message on one sheet of paper. That's a waste of space in my family history folders and binders.

    Also, makes it much easier when reading and researching to have all the messages together.

    I also need to get a printer .... But I'm not even ready to print yet ....
     

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