How Do I Convert Outlook Emails Into Word Documents?

By Nick Peers

Store important emails as Microsoft Word 2013 documents so that you can open them at any time, even if you erase them from Microsoft Outlook 2013. If you copy the contents of the email from Outlook and then paste it into a Word document, you may lose some of the formatting and even some of the content. If you, however, export the emails as MHT files and then import them into Word, all content and formatting is preserved. You don't need to use any third party converters that may pose a threat to your personal information.

Exporting Emails as MHT Files

An MHT file, also known as an MHTML Web Archive, can contain the HTML code, images and other media files of an entire Web page or email. To export an email as an MHT file, double-click it in Outlook 2013, click "File" and choose "Save As" from the menu. Select "MHT files (*.mht)" from the "Save as type" drop-down box and change the name of the file, if necessary. Select a destination folder and then click "Save" to export the email.

Importing and Saving MHT Files as Word Documents

Launch Word and press "Ctrl-O" to display the Open screen. Click "Computer" and then click "Browse" to display the Open window. Select "All Web Pages (*.htm,*.html,*mht,*mhtml)" from the file type drop-down box, select the MHT file you exported from Outlook and click "Open" to open it in Word. You can open several MHT files at once by holding "Ctrl," clicking each file and then clicking "Open." Save the emails as Word documents by clicking "File," selecting "Save As" from the menu and then clicking "Browse." Select "Word Document (*.docx)," or if you have an earlier version, "Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)," from the "Save as type" box, select the destination folder and click "Save" to convert the email to a Word document. Repeat the procedure for each email you exported from Outlook.