How to Save Emails to a Hard Drive in Microsoft Outlook

By Kara Peregrine

Sometimes, there are items you receive in your email account that you want to save, but not in the email program itself. If you want to save a message into a file on your hard drive, it is possible. This will allow for viewing outside of the email program and editing.

Step 1

Open the email that you want to save to your hard drive.

Step 2

Click on the "Microsoft Office" button and choose "save as."

Step 3

Choose where you want to save the file using "save in." You can either choose an existing folder or create your own.

Step 4

Select "new folder" and name that folder to allow you to easily find the file, if you want to create your own folder. Choose this folder.

Step 5

Choose a name for the file by typing it in the "file name" field.

Step 6

Decide which file type you would like to save the message as and choose it from the "save as type" list.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you would like to save your email message as a Word document, you must use the copy and past procedure and place the message into the Word document.
  • Be sure to remember where you placed your file for easy retrieval.

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