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Saving a Large Number of Individual E-Mails



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May 8, 2007 3:16 am

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Problem

A Forum reader recently asked:

“Is there a batch utility that allows a user to block a range of emails and save them to a local drive, without having to sit there and specify each file name individually? For example, I just want to save the file with the subject as the name and automatically add a number at the end to make the name unique. We have an employee who is leaving and wants to save a copy of each of his email messages for security reasons. There’s a massive amount of messages involved, and it’s just not practical to sit there and name each file as it’s saved.”

And here’s the response from Ty Theierl …

Solution

In addition to the Mailsaver program (http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/project/?mailsaver), you can now use GroupWise 7.0.2 to do that. To save emails en masse in MIME format,

1. Select the messages you want to save.

2. Right-click them and choose Save As.

3. Choose a destination and click Save.

The files will be saved with the .eml extension.

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