How to save Outlook email messages in plain text format

Product: MessageSave for Microsoft Outlook

Plain text is probably one of the most portable and versatile file formats. That is one of the reason why many users prefer to archive their email in that format. You know that no matter what computer you use, regardless of what software is installed on it, you'll be able to read plain text files. It is true today. It will be true twenty years from now. And you probably won't miss much - most email messages are plain text anyway.

MessageSave makes saving email in text format very easy. Simply follow the steps below.

  1. Select the Outlook messages or folders you would like to save.
  2. Click the MessageSave Outlook toolbar button.
  3. Click "Select File Format". (If you do not see this button, you might have to click "More" first).
  4. Select "Plain text" in the "Format" field.
  5. Click "Save Now"
  6. The messages you selected will be saved as individual txt files.

Pretty easy, isn't it? Try it for yourself. Download MessageSave now!

In addition to text, MessageSave supports saving messages in msg, eml, html, pdf and mbox formats.

Need to save attachments? Try EZDetach.

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