How to Transfer Emails to a USB Flash Drive

By Erin McManaway

You may need to save an email from your email client or webmail server to a USB drive for future reference. This process will be a little different depending on which client or webmail you use to send and receive email. However, most programs allow you to save an email as an HTML file or as a Web page file to your USB flash drive. Once saved, you can take your email information with you and view it from any computer.

Mail Client

Step 1

Plug your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer and launch your mail client software.

Step 2

Double-click the email message you want to save to open it in a new window.

Step 3

Click "File" and choose "Save As" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click "Computer" from the menu on the left and then double-click your USB flash drive from the list of drives on your computer.

Step 5

Save the email in HTML or text file format.

Webmail

Step 1

Launch your Web browser and log into your webmail account.

Step 2

Click the email you want to save from the list of mail in your mailbox.

Step 3

Double-click the email to open it in a new window or click the "New Window" option if available.

Step 4

Right-click inside of the new window and choose "Save As" or "Save Page As."

Step 5

Click "Computer" from the menu on the left and then double-click your USB flash drive from the list of drives on your computer.

Step 6

Save the email as a complete Web page. This will save not just the text but also any images within the email.

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