Saving or Archiving multiple e-mails
I don’t know if you’re like me or not, but I tend to save a LOT of my e-mail, both personal as well as business (private and work). Well, sometimes, it needs to be gone through and cleaned out or archived. When I archive mail, I usually just end up moving the whole enchilada to an archive location and start fresh. Then I end up restoring the whole thing when I want to reference something that’s been archived.
Then I tried the copying the e-mail to a text document method. Well, that ends up getting tedious and I end up throwing it to the wayside.
Save text of multiple e-mails
Mac OS X Hints reader deef wanted a way to copy multiple selected Mail messages into a text file (making those messages easier to archive and share). He figured out an AppleScript to do the job. Then (as so often happens on the Hints site) another reader came up with a variation on that tip—a simpler way to do much the same thing without the AppleScript (but also without the clarity of the text that script creates). Here’s both methods.
Of course, it’s on a Mac, and you’ve got to be using Mail, but hey, what do you want from a site called Macworld?
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to email (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
~ by Normanomicon on December 16, 2010.
Posted in Apple, Computing, Geek, Internet, Mac, Practical, Technology
Tags: Apple, AppleScript, Archive, business, Clients, Email, Email client, gmail, Mac OS, Mac OS X, Macintosh, Macworld, Mail, Message transfer agent, Text file