Many PC users often want to save important emails onto their PCs to keep a backup of emails with crucial information. While programs like Outlook 2016 offers options to save emails as PDFs from within its interface, most of the email clients don’t come with an option to save emails as PDFs.
If you are on Windows 10 and using Windows 10 Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail or any other email client or app, you can use the built-in Print to PDF feature to save emails as PDFs in Windows 10 without having to install additional software or plugins.
Complete the given below directions to save emails as PDFs in Windows 10.
Save emails as PDFs in Windows 10
NOTE: We have used Windows 10 Mail in this guide. However, you can use the same procedure to save emails as PDFs in Windows 10 from any program such as Outlook 2016/2013, Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, or any app.
Step 1: Start your email client. Open the email message that you want to save as PDF.
Step 2: Simultaneously press Ctrl and P keys to open the Print dialog. If your email client is a desktop program, you will see a classic Print dialog or program’s own print dialog but there will an option to choose your printer.
Step 3: In the Printer section, select Microsoft Print to PDF option. Click Print button.
Step 4: Clicking the Print button will open Save Print Output As dialog. Enter a name for the email that you are saving as PDF, select a location to save the PDF, and then click Save button to save your email as PDF. Simple as that!
As said, you can use this procedure to save emails as PDFs in Windows 10 from any email client.
Tip: If you are using Windows 10 Mail app, you can backup or save email messages on your PC (without converting them to PDF).