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How to archive your emails from Outlook
in one go as PDF files

The more emails you collect in your mailbox, the more confusing it gets over time. At some point, the big broom will probably be used, and mails will be deleted that you might have preferred to keep in retrospect.

Outlook itself of course also offers an archiving function to save space, but you get to these mails only in readable form zoom if you just use an Outlook. Therefore, one would actually need a way to save emails in a common format as the PDF format.

Archive emails from Outlook as PDF

We would like to describe in this article how you can store and archive all e-mails in Outlook as PDF files in one go.

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How to archive your emails from Outlook in one go as PDF files

The more emails you collect in your mailbox, the more confusing it gets over time. At some point, the big broom will probably be used, and mails will be deleted that you might have preferred to keep in retrospect.

Outlook itself of course also offers an archiving function to save space, but you get to these mails only in readable form zoom if you just use an Outlook. Therefore, one would actually need a way to save emails in a common format as the PDF format.

Archive emails from Outlook as PDF

We would like to describe in this article how you can store and archive all e-mails in Outlook as PDF files in one go.

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1. Set up virtual printer

1. Set up virtual printer

Although you can not directly save emails as PDF directly under Windows in combination with Outlook 2016, you can also print / save them as PDF using the “Microsoft Print to PDF” service using a virtual printer.

By default, this is also enabled (at least in Windows 10), so you do not have to do anything here. If the service is still not activated, it can be easily added in Settings – Devices – Printers and Scanners.

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Although you can not directly save emails as PDF directly under Windows in combination with Outlook 2016, you can also print / save them as PDF using the “Microsoft Print to PDF” service using a virtual printer.

By default, this is also enabled (at least in Windows 10), so you do not have to do anything here. If the service is still not activated, it can be easily added in Settings – Devices – Printers and Scanners.

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2. Save e-mails with on-board resources as a PDF

2. Save e-mails with on-board resources as a PDF

Now we have the option to save emails not only individually but also as a collective order as a PDF.

Note:
However, it should be noted that here are not the attachments such. Pictures, documents, etc. are taken into account. Only the emails themselves are archived.

To save multiple e-mails in one go as a PDF, proceed as follows:

  • Select the desired e-mails in Outlook
  • Go to the tab “File” – “Print” and select there as printer “Microsoft Print to PDF”
  • Select the desired storage location and a file name

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Now we have the option to save emails not only individually but also as a collective order as a PDF.

Note:
However, it should be noted that here are not the attachments such. Pictures, documents, etc. are taken into account. Only the emails themselves are archived.

To save multiple e-mails in one go as a PDF, proceed as follows:

  • Select the desired e-mails in Outlook
  • Go to the tab “File” – “Print” and select there as printer “Microsoft Print to PDF”
  • Select the desired storage location and a file name

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2. Microsoft Print to PDF
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3. Archiving emails in Outlook via software

3. Archiving emails in Outlook via software

As you have seen, the whole thing is actually quite comfortable with the virtual printer from Microsoft.

However, if you need a few more functions, and especially if you want to include e-mail attachments in archiving, then you can not avoid an external software solution.

We can recommend Nuance Power PDF Standard which we also use for several years, and now do not want to miss, because it integrates perfectly with Outlook and offers a whole lot more options.

The procedure for archiving is similar to the previous one:

  • Mark the desired e-mails for archiving
  • Now choose one of the options for archiving via the new tabs

At the end, you have displayed all e-mails reasonably sorted, and you can also process them as you like.

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3. E-Mails mit Nuance Power PDF archivieren
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As you have seen, the whole thing is actually quite comfortable with the virtual printer from Microsoft.

However, if you need a few more functions, and especially if you want to include e-mail attachments in archiving, then you can not avoid an external software solution.

We can recommend Nuance Power PDF Standard which we also use for several years, and now do not want to miss, because it integrates perfectly with Outlook and offers a whole lot more options.

The procedure for archiving is similar to the previous one:

  • Mark the desired e-mails for archiving
  • Now choose one of the options for archiving via the new tabs

At the end, you have displayed all e-mails reasonably sorted, and you can also process them as you like.

See picture:

3. E-Mails mit Nuance Power PDF archivieren
4. E-Mail Archivierung Nuance Power PDF
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After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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