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How to Transfer My Email to My Documents

Updated March 23, 2017

When you receive e-mail, you can store it in many different ways. One way to store your messages is to copy them and paste them into Word documents. Then, you can save them on your hard drive and you will always have a copy of the e-mails. This is an easy process, and if you get into the habit of doing it with your e-mails, you can transfer all of them to documents in no time.

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  1. Open Microsoft Word or another text file document on your computer. In a different window, open your e-mail inbox.

  2. Click on a particular message. Wait for the message to load onto your screen.

  3. Click on the top line of the message. Hold down your mouse button and drag the mouse until you highlight the entire message. Then click "Control" and "C" to copy the message.

  4. Point your cursor to your word document and click on it. Then click "Control" and "V" to paste the email message into a Word document.

  5. Save the Word document. Then continue the process with any other e-mails you would like to save.

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About the Author

Missy Talbot started writing professionally in 2000. She has been published in "Grass Roots" magazine, "LifeTimes" magazine and on the websites TeacherWeb and The Teacher's Corner. Talbot holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Master of Arts in publishing. She is working on a Ph.D. in journalism.

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