The older version of Gmail possessed a useful feature that would enable you to quickly save a message message in Gmail like a Google Document in your Google Drive. You could open an e-mail thread inside Gmail, pick the Produce a Document menu option (see screenshot) and the message would be exported to Google Docs.
The Save as Google Document feature is no longer available in Gmail but if you are using Gmail inside Chrome, or have among the official Gmail mobile apps, you can utilize Google Cloud Print to save lots of your email messages as PDF files inside Google Drive, one by one.
It really works likes this. Open an e-mail message in Save emails to PDF, select the Print option and select Send To Google Drive since the destination printer available under Google Cloud Print. It will save the message being a PDF file in your Drive. Should your email contains any attachments, they arent saved to get.
Theres a better alternative considered that will continue to work everywhere. The only thing you to accomplish is apply the label PDF to the email thread in Gmail along with the message, along with all the current included file attachments, can get saved for your Drive.
Unlike Cloud Print that could only save individual email messages, this choice can help to save a batch of messages automatically. Just apply the label PDF to more than one emails along with a copy of such message will be exported to Google Drive in matter of minutes.
Heres how you can setup the Google Script to your Gmail account.
Install the Save Emails as PDF add-on within your Google drive.
Through the Accessories menu, check out Save Emails, Create New rule and select a Gmail folder from the dropdown. It is an open-source Google Script plus it does not share your computer data with anyone.
Choose a folder within your Google Drive and create the rule. The sheet begins saving your messages PDFs in drive in an hour. Or head to Saves Emails Manage Rules to t0PDF any Gmail message as PDF in Drive.
Save PDF and Email Attachments in Drive
The premium edition of Save Gmail to Google Drive program unlocks more features. It allows you to save file attachments and also email PDFs to Google Drives, all the inline images are rendered inside the PDF and the flow of conversation is likewise preserved from the saved PDF document.
A very important thing here is that you could keep your Gmail emails to Google Drive as PDFs from anywhere and not just Google Chrome or Gmails mobile app. Just apply the label PDF to the t0PDF as well as the script will take care of the remainder.
And furthermore, as the saved PDFs will automatically download to the desktop when the Google Drive client is running, you can use this tool to continually get access to your important emails even while you are offline mode.