How to Save Email As a Word Document

Saving important emails is a practice you should get into the habit of doing. Even if the message is stored on a secure server, it's never a bad idea to create another backup, just in case. You never know if the server crashes or if you'll lose connectivity to it -- if the information is important enough, save it. Word documents are almost universal in a business environment; if you save emails as a Word document, you'll be able to send them to anyone.

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Open your email client.

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Open or click the email message you'd like to save.

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Open the "File" menu and select "Save As." If you're using a Mac based email client, the "Save As" option may be located under the program's menu (it has the same name as the email client.)

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Type in the name you want for the saved file.

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Click the drop-down menu and select ".doc" as the file extension for your file. If you do not see this option, select ".*" or "All files." Append ".doc" to the file name and click "Save."