Mac mailbox to cd?

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  1. duncangohl macrumors member

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    Total idiot !
    I have a Macbook Pro with El Capitan.
    I need to put about 50 emails from a mailbox onto a cd for a court case.
    Please help but type very slowly.
    Still struggling to lick postage stamps properly...:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    You should be able to drag the messages directly from Mail to a folder on your desktop - and then burn the folder to a CD. Or drag them directly onto a usb drive.
     
  4. duncangohl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. How do I create a folder on the desktop? Do I then highlight all the emails in the mailbox and drag them? Scared to lose them...?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Here is how I would do it.

    1. Right click on the Desktop and make a new folder called whatever you want... let's go with "mail".

    2. Now go to Mail and select the messages you want to export.

    3. Still in Mail click the File menu then Export as PDF... That will bring up a window where you can navigate to the Desktop/mail folder we made, then click save. This will export all 50 messages to individual PDF files in that mail folder.

    4. Now burn to the CD following this.

    This is better IMO because it puts the files in a PDF format that any computer Mac or Windows can read.
     
  6. duncangohl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks very much. That I can follow and manage.
    Regards
     
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  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    If I do that, then I can only open them using Mail.
     

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