The older version of Gmail had a useful feature that could allow you to quickly save an e-mail message in Gmail as a Google Document within your Google Drive. You might open an email thread inside Gmail, choose the Create a Document menu option (see screenshot) and also the message would be exported to Google Docs.
The Save as Google Document feature is not really offered in Gmail but if you work with Gmail inside Chrome, or have one of several official Gmail mobile apps, you may use Google Cloud Print to save your email messages as PDF files inside Google Drive, one at a time.
It really works likes this. Open a message message in Save emails to PDF, select the Print option and select Send To Google Drive because the destination printer available under Google Cloud Print. It is going to save the content being a PDF file in your Drive. If your email contains any attachments, they arent saved to Drive.
Theres an improved alternative believed that will continue to work everywhere. All you to complete is apply the label PDF to your email thread in Gmail as well as the message, along with all the current included file attachments, will get saved in your Drive.
Unlike Cloud Print that may only save individual email messages, this approach will save a batch of messages automatically. Just apply the label PDF to several emails along with a copy of these message could be exported to Google Drive in short while.
Heres the best way to setup the Google Script for your Gmail account.
Install the Save Emails as PDF add-on inside your Google drive.
From your Add-ons menu, go to Save Emails, Create New rule and choose a Gmail folder from the dropdown. It is really an open-source Google Script and it does not share your information with anyone.
Select a folder inside your Google Drive and create the rule. The sheet begins saving your messages PDFs in drive in an hour. Or check out 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 enables you to save file attachments as well as email PDFs to Google Drives, all of the inline images are rendered inside the PDF along with the flow of conversation is also preserved within the saved PDF document.
A good thing here is that you could save your valuable Gmail emails to Google Drive as PDFs from anywhere and not merely Google Chrome or Gmails mobile app. Just apply the label PDF towards the t0PDF and also the script will handle the others.
And furthermore, as the saved PDFs will automatically download for your desktop in the event the Google Drive client is running, this can be used tool to always gain access to your important emails even while you are offline mode.