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From: "Earl Bonneau" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Where to store emails
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:45:33 -0700
The e-mails you want to keep you can save as a PDF (print to a PDF) on your
hard drive, you can store in directories by person, topic, the file name
would have the date and topic or whatever you want.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:] On
> Behalf Of Kaye Wykoff
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:20 PM
> To: TMG List
> Subject: [TMG] Where to store emails
> I've been thinking about how and where to store emails that are used as
> sources in my TMG project. The way I see it, there are 4 options:
> 1. Keep all the emails in an email program like Outlook or Outlook
> Express (which I guess is dead now)
> 2. Keep the emails online on Yahoo mail, Gmail, Hotmail, etc
> 3. Copy and paste into Word (or another word processing program) and
> save on hard drive
> 4. Print out the emails and keep paper copies
> Well, I said the emails used as sources, but I guess I really mean all
> email threads, that I deem important, exchanged with fellow researchers
> whether I use as a source or not. Some pros and cons seem obvious to
> some of the options above.
> 1. Emails that come into Outlook are not available online. The last
> time I used Outlook, the back up process was tedius at best. BUT
> Outlook is a great organizing tool.
> 2. Using Yahoo, there is no backup and I'm afraid that a glitch will
> wipe them out. HOWEVER, they are always available online where ever I
> 3. Copy and pasting into a processing program is a hassle
> 4. I'm really trying to do away with paper
> Are there are other options? How do some of you do it? I'm always
> afraid the emails could be lost if I don't print them or save them in
> Word (which would be backed up regularly), but what a hassle. I like
> them online so I can access them anywhere anytime, but I'm afraid that
> a glitch may make them disappear.
> Thanks for your ideas.
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