Compiling E-Mail Messages Into Word Text Documents?

vja4Him

Valued Member
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 ... ???
 

vja4Him

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

Hi Jim,

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?

-Raymond

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 ....
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
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
 

Big Dan

EQ Forum Moderator
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.
 

vja4Him

Valued Member
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.

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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