Want to save a single email from gmail to disk, in a readable format for Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail? Here’s how:
- Open your browser and log into your gmail account.
- Open the email you want to save.
- On the top-right, there is a little triangle next to the “Reply” button. Click that, and select “Show Original”.
- The original, raw email opens in a new window or tab.
- Right-click on this new window, and select “Save as…”.
- When saving the file, make sure the extension of the filename is “eml“. So for example “MyEmail.eml”.
All done. Now you dan open the file in Thunderbird, Outlook or whatever email viewer you have out there and see the original mail, in all it’s marked-up glory.
The past week, I’ve heard some collegues talking about tweaking websites so that they will show up in Google search results. A lot of people actually try to figure out how to “fool” the Google search engine, and actually make a living writing books about it. The strange thing is, that a lot of people want to be the “I feel lucky” link in Google even when the search query hasn’t got anything to do with the content they’re providing.
It’s actually a funny discussion, because this behaviour which “makes use” of the system, actually breaks it. Suppose a lot of people figure out how to get this done. Now, whenever you use Google, your first page of search results will actually contain stuff you’re not looking for. After a few tries, you’ll get tired of this and start using a different search engine.
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Just noticed a funny Google Maps parody video. Enjoy.
For some reason I’ve been selected my the google company to have the new interface of gmail, where you can use google talk without even installing it! Yes you’ve read that right. When I log in to Google, I immediately see a quick contacts list of people who are online (on googletalk), and I can chat with them as if I was using the actual application! Only voice is missing, but I don’t use that anyway (Skype fan), so I am really happy.Now I can google-talk with my friends on *any* computer without having to install plugins, upgrading MSN otherwise contaminating the host’s computer. I am really impressed and amazed (for the past 3 hours or so). Go Google! I feel like buying a t-shirt now
Oh yeah, and it works in both FireFox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. And I am not kidding.
Auch, and I just missed the scoop on Slashdot… I could have been a succesful submitter. so close, so close.