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Is there any way to mass export any saved emails to a file on your computer like you can the contacts??

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Is there any way to mass export any saved emails to a file on your computer like you can the contacts?? leliadiane 11/2/09 12:09 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:

I need to save numerous emails out of my account onto my hard drive.  Is there any way to do a mass export to a file like you can do the contacts?



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Re: Is there any way to mass export any saved emails to a file on your computer like you can the contacts?? bkc56 11/2/09 12:36 PM
You can use an e-mail client (like Thunderbird, Outlook or Pocomail) to download the messages to your computer, or you can use a backup utility like: http://www.gmail-backup.com/
Re: Is there any way to mass export any saved emails to a file on your computer like you can the contacts?? MyDogIsSmarterThanMe 2/1/10 3:46 PM
Google also offers a product called "Desktop Download" (of Gmails)---it's basically a "local sync" of your emails.....
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-in-labs-offline-gmail.html

It's called "Offline Gmail" (the good thing is that you can compose, etc...with this...(say you are on a laptop)---and it will "Sync" once you have an internet connection again......

What goal are you trying to accomplish? (ie. do you want to import them into a CSV type file like you would contacts?)--or do you just want "local access" to the Emails?

If the Latter..the "Offline Gmail" is probably your safest bet (I lost my emails on a computer that crashed with my Thunderbird Client on it)---*frown*

"Offline Gmail"  is a better solution (because it automatically "syncs" with your Gmials hosted at Gmail.com (so if your local settings are lost---you can just download it on the new computer). It saves the files in some "gmail format"---I'm betting *SOMEONE* out there has figured out how to crack open the files and sync it with Open Office, etc....

The only downside is that if you don't check Gmail for several days---the "sync" cycle can take 30-60 (annoying) seconds before you get a "Live" connection to your Google account (as it goes through it's sync cycle)---so you won't "see" new emails---until the Sync is complete.