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I would like to export email between 2 persons (me and someone else) conversation we had since the last year. I need to have them in a Word document to be able to share it. It should be in a readable format.

Is there a way to do it without copy-pasting?

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In Gmail, there is no action that can "export" email. You can transfer the email to another email client that maybe can do this but with Gmail, it's not possible.

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  • Ivo: Connecting Gmail with Outlook can be found in your Gmail settings. One option would be if save the email (in Outlook) as html and open it in Word as the html formatting will be a lot more readable
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He would have to get it into Outlook using pop or imap and then export it (if possible at all) –  Ivo Flipse Feb 10 '10 at 13:56
    
That's what I thought also since it's not possible with Gmail. Good comment Ivo! –  r0ca Feb 10 '10 at 13:57
    
Humm ok, any steps of how to do it? I might be able to find on Internet how to connect Gmail with pop3 but humm when in Outlook how can I export them in Word? :S –  Daok Feb 10 '10 at 14:02
    
In Gmail's settings, in POP/IMAP Transfer, you can transfer your email to another account or even enable POP and setup your gmail account on a third-party client like Outlook... You will find the setup instructions there. Then, in Outlook (I have 2010), I right-click on my email, then COPY and I just paste it or I print it... I hope that's the answer you are looking for. –  r0ca Feb 10 '10 at 14:07
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Connecting Gmail with Outlook can be found in your Gmail settings. One option would be if save the email (in Outlook) as html and open it in Word as the html formatting will be a lot more readable. Go add this to your answer r0ca ;-) –  Ivo Flipse Feb 10 '10 at 14:11
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I just found this when searching for this same information:

Export a Gmail message to Google Docs, by Brad Linder on December 17, 2008:

I use a lot of Google services on a day to day basis, including Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. So I'm always excited when Google announces a new way to make these web apps play well together. Yesterday the company announced a new feature in Gmail Labs that adds a "create a document" link to your email menu.

When you open an email and click the document link, the message will be exported as a Google Document. From there you can edit it, share it, or download it as a Word, PDF, or RTF file.

In order to enable the feature, just click the Gmail Labs icon (it looks like a beaker and hangs out next to the settings link in the top right side of your Gmail homepage) and scroll down until you see the Create a Document option. Click enable and Gmail will reload with the feature enabled.

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