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Old 11-24-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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I need help and can't find a "how to" on the google sight. I want to save some emails to CD so that I can go ahead and delete them from my account. I have tried "Save As" through Internet Explorer, both as HTML and just text, but no luck.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: property tax hell
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copy and paste? or you can print to a PDF file (if you have a mac or a pdf writer handy), or you can use a pop client (like outlook) and download it and store it.

Although with the amount of space they give you - I'd just leave it up there. Makes it much easier to access later on.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I noticed a "print all" button. I clicked on one string, clicked on the "print all" link, and canceled the print it looks a little neater to copy paste, to me. I haven't tried it, but it's an thought.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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One nice thing about copy/paste is that you can then edit the notepad text down to manageable proportions and then save the truncated version, and/or save each one as a separate file with a unique name and index them.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I find that Gmail requires a creative strategy, to avoid saving a milliion emails. After I have about 200 in my mailbox, I trash them all, then go through trash and pick out the ones I want to save and put them back in the archive.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:34 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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Your Gmail box has a huge capacity of over 7 GB. I seriously doubt that your mailbox is close to full. Why not use Gmail's archive feature to get the messages out of your inbox?

Also, it's much better to keep your emails on the Gmail server so that you can access them from anywhere on the Internet. Keeping them on a local hard drive or CD is risky because the hard drive/CD can fail or break and lose everything. And finally, you'll eventually want to upgrade to a newer computer. Keeping the emails archived on the server, you won't have to move those emails from the old computer to the new one.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Your Gmail box has a huge capacity of over 7 GB. I seriously doubt that your mailbox is close to full. Why not use Gmail's archive feature to get the messages out of your inbox?

Also, it's much better to keep your emails on the Gmail server so that you can access them from anywhere on the Internet. Keeping them on a local hard drive or CD is risky because the hard drive/CD can fail or break and lose everything. And finally, you'll eventually want to upgrade to a newer computer. Keeping the emails archived on the server, you won't have to move those emails from the old computer to the new one.
I agree with this strategy. I have a Gmail account as well, but I prefer to download, read and send Gmail messages though an e-mail client--in my case, it's Outlook 2003. But the ones I want to save long term, I just archive them in the web interface for future retrieval, if need be.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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What I want to know is how to have SENT MAIL automatically deleted. I can't find the setting anywhere, and I don't want sent mail sitting on their server. Anyone?
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:31 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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What I want to know is how to have SENT MAIL automatically deleted. I can't find the setting anywhere, and I don't want sent mail sitting on their server. Anyone?
There isn't a way to do this from the server automatically within Gmail. You'll have to do it manually.

Maybe the best way to remember the manual is to set an event in Google Calendar that will send you an email reminder to delete sent mail every Friday or every weekday?

You might be able to automate it from an email client if you have it connect to Gmail via IMAP. How to automate that in a client is at least one and maybe two layers of challenge itself.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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Any chance someone has figured this out in the last year? Reason I am trying to download to a CD is that I place them in my client file in case there is ever a question. Legally I have to keep all paperwork for three years, and that could really clog up my archive file.
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