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 ... ???
While recently answering a similar question I found a program called IMAPSize.
Try taking a look at the information in this thread : http://www.emailquestions.com/mozil...g-thunderbird-e-mails-standard-documents.html
Did that work for you, or do you need a different solution?
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.