How to Transfer Emails to a USB Flash Drive

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How to Transfer Emails to a USB Flash Drive
Save e-mail to a USB flash drive for access on other computers. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

You may need to save an e-mail from your e-mail client or webmail server to a USB drive for future reference. This process will be a little different depending on which client or webmail you use to send and receive e-mail. However, most programs allow you to save an e-mail as an HTML file or as a Web page file to your USB flash drive. Once saved, you can take your e-mail information with you and view it from any computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Mail Client

  1. 1

    Plug your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer and launch your mail client software.

  2. 2

    Double-click the email message you want to save to open it in a new window.

  3. 3

    Click "File" and choose "Save As" from the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Click "Computer" from the menu on the left and then double-click your USB flash drive from the list of drives on your computer.

  5. 5

    Save the email in HTML or text file format.

    Webmail

  1. 1

    Launch your Web browser and log into your webmail account.

  2. 2

    Click the email you want to save from the list of mail in your mailbox.

  3. 3

    Double-click the email to open it in a new window or click the "New Window" option if available.

  4. 4

    Right-click inside of the new window and choose "Save As" or "Save Page As."

  5. 5

    Click "Computer" from the menu on the left and then double-click your USB flash drive from the list of drives on your computer.

  6. 6

    Save the email as a complete Web page. This will save not just the text but also any images within the email.

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