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Can I batch-archive emails and attachments to my hard drive? ...in a format other than .eml...which is stupid...

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My current email system no longer allows me to click on a bunch of emails - and their attachments, then 'print' them to pdf on my hard drive.

My business must save emails for at least 10 years.

Someone suggested Mozilla's email, Thunderbird, but I'm not gonna switch until I know that I can batch-archive.

Thoughts?

My current email system no longer allows me to click on a bunch of emails - and their attachments, then 'print' them to pdf on my hard drive. My business must save emails for at least 10 years. Someone suggested Mozilla's email, Thunderbird, but I'm not gonna switch until I know that I can batch-archive. Thoughts?

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Epicaleb 21 решений 186 ответов
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Hi!

Thunderbird is capable of batch-archiving; you can select all the emails/folders/mailboxes that you wish to archive and then click "Archive". They will all be archived in their appropriate folders to your computer. There are Thunderbird add-ons available that will give you even better control over your archiving options.

If you'd rather print them all to PDFs, you would need to have a PDF creator installed on your computer first. You would then select all the emails you wanted to print and then select your PDF creator as the printer at print time.

If you are looking for a new e-mail client, Thunderbird is an excellent option.  :) You can download it here.



I hope that answered your question!

If it did, would you please choose this answer as your solution? It would help other Mozilla product users to find help on the forums faster and more efficiently. Thanks!

And of course, feel free to post back if you need more help! If you need more specific assistance with Thunderbird, it'd be ideal to post further questions to Mozilla's Thunderbird Support Forums , instead of the Firefox forum.  :)

Happy browsing!

Hi! Thunderbird is capable of batch-archiving; you can select all the emails/folders/mailboxes that you wish to archive and then click "Archive". They will all be archived in their appropriate folders to your computer. There are Thunderbird add-ons available that will give you even better control over your archiving options. If you'd rather print them all to PDFs, you would need to have a PDF creator installed on your computer first. You would then select all the emails you wanted to print and then select your PDF creator as the printer at print time. If you are looking for a new e-mail client, Thunderbird is an excellent option. :) You can download it [http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird here]. <hr> I hope that answered your question! <i>If it did, would you please choose this answer as your solution? It would help other Mozilla product users to find help on the forums faster and more efficiently. Thanks!</i> And of course, feel free to post back if you need more help! If you need more specific assistance with Thunderbird, it'd be ideal to post further questions to [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/thunderbird Mozilla's Thunderbird Support Forums] , instead of the Firefox forum. :) Happy browsing!
jscher2000
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Were you using a version of MS Outlook? It is handy the way it opens attachments in their native programs and triggers them to print along with the message. Thunderbird does not do that when you print. It can only print the kinds of attachments that can be displayed in an HTML page (e.g., text files, images). It does not launch other attaching in their respective programs for printing.

Regarding .eml, there are various flavors. Thunderbird doesn't use a proprietary Microsoft format. What Thunderbird saves appears to be RFC822 compliant, so it should be stable and open-able in other email programs should Thunderbird stop being supported. But... the attachments would still need to be opened in their associated programs, so it's not as stable as PDF, which should be well supported for the next decade.

Were you using a version of MS Outlook? It is handy the way it opens attachments in their native programs and triggers them to print along with the message. Thunderbird does not do that when you print. It can only print the kinds of attachments that can be displayed in an HTML page (e.g., text files, images). It does not launch other attaching in their respective programs for printing. Regarding .eml, there are various flavors. Thunderbird doesn't use a proprietary Microsoft format. What Thunderbird saves appears to be RFC822 compliant, so it should be stable and open-able in other email programs should Thunderbird stop being supported. But... the attachments would still need to be opened in their associated programs, so it's not as stable as PDF, which should be well supported for the next decade.
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moved this thread to Product - Thunderbird from Firefox

''moved this thread to '''Product - Thunderbird''' from Firefox''