How to Save Email As a Word Document

By Garrett Genet

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.

Step 1

Open your email client.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.)

Step 4

Type in the name you want for the saved file.

Step 5

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."