Solved download selected email onto my pc

February 20, 2014 at 19:19:53
Specs: Windows 7
How do I...download selected email or articles from my internet and or email and saving it into my pc without having to open my internet to view or read it again my daughter said to r click press copy then go to word and paste however I cannot see the icon word all I have at the top is on the left side is file-edit etc and on the top right three funny symbols I have windows 7 profession with outlook and Hotmail can you help thank you

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March 6, 2014 at 11:05:13
I think most POP email default is set to delete from server. Certainly true on the old Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and the original Outlook (part of Office packages). Not sure about Thunderbird or cloud based stuff tho. It's probably reasonable with just one computer but that is now becoming rare. I set everything but the main computer to leave at server. That way the online inbox eventually empties.

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February 20, 2014 at 20:14:00
Word is a separate program, you won't find an icon for it in Outlook. Do you have the Microsoft Office suite? It doesn't natively come with windows so would have to purchase it. Word is part of that suite. If not, you can paste into Wordpad or Notepad, both of those come with Windows

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#2
February 21, 2014 at 03:16:25
thx when I start up my email on the top it reads mail.live.com and next to it it reads outlook.com on the very bottom it reads every thing goes into the pop folder is their anyway of using these symbols for my problem

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#3
February 21, 2014 at 09:02:20
So that would indicate to me that you are using Microsoft's Hotmail which has now been named Outlook.com. They don't have an option to save your mail locally, you will have to do what your daughter or I suggested and copy and paste the text from the email into a Word document or if you don't have Word, then paste it into a text document which can be created using Wordpad or Textpad.

There are other options you could use such as using a screen capture program like SnagIt. It will take a screenshot and save the picture so you could view that later. I think the copy and paste text method would be best though.

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#4
February 21, 2014 at 15:44:49
I noticed in my program section "Microsoft office outlook 2003 " when I opened it it looked a lot like an email setup can I use this program and how do I open the gate between them

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#5
February 21, 2014 at 15:56:02
Outlook 2003 is part of MS Office 2003 which includes Word. It should be there somewhere.

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#6
February 22, 2014 at 01:01:03
now that I know I have word how do I get the email/web into the 'word' folder ok open the email r click select copy then how do I select word to paste it into it

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#7
February 22, 2014 at 05:28:03
Did you pay extra/separately for MS Office 2013?
If not, it may only be operational for a limited trial period. You then have to pay for it.
(Usually it's the Home/Student version trial, which comes pre-installed on many PCs).

Outlook 2013 will have to be set up for your Microsoft email account(s). It's a full-featured programme and quite complex, hence there's a bit of a learning curve.

Follow the setup instructions. Specific/detailed instructions from Microsoft are available from their help sites on the web.
Note: if you set it up as 'POP', your emails will be downloaded to your PC and accessible offline. However; This means they will be deleted from the server and accessible only from your PC.
The alternative,'IMAP', leaves emails on the server and can be accessed online, albeit, from any PC, anywhere/anytime.

Otherwise, open up Word (or Wordpad) and copy/paste the content of your email directly into it.
However, it only works with text, not embedded pics or graphics.

PS. A free alternative to Outlook is Mozilla Thunderbird. The advantage is; this will handle not just Microsoft email (Hotmail/LiveMail etc) but also Gmail, AOL, Yahoo. Note: Caution: The same POP vs IMAP rules apply.


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#8
February 22, 2014 at 09:30:56
One way to be quite certain you have Word and it is fully working is to type winword.exe in Search (exactly as given, with the dot). If it finds it click the entry and see if Word opens. If you get that far all you need is to make a desktop shortcut to it.

We can then spell out the Copy/Paste bit if needed.

EDIT:
If you can't find winword.exe then search for wordpad.exe instead and go through the same ritual. WordPad is a simple word processer that exists in most systems. It might be good enough for your needs.

Last resort it notepad.exe which is a very basic text editor. See what search finds in the order given.

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#9
March 3, 2014 at 03:52:07
hi I have m/s office 2003 not 2013 can I use this to download my email your advice on pop is very good this would be good for people with 2 email addresses copy/paste-text is fine -however you would need to step by step me thank you

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#10
March 3, 2014 at 08:54:23
See this:
http://kb.worldsecuresystems.com/kb...

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#11
March 3, 2014 at 19:44:36
I have printed the required procedure relating to email for m/s 2003. Taking into consideration your advice that POP3 sends all email to that folder can be a disadvt. As a back up can you step by step me with the procedure for copy/paste thank you

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#12
March 4, 2014 at 08:56:43
You mean copy/paste from internet pages into Word?

Better first let us know if you managed to find either Word, WordPad or NotePad.

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#13
March 5, 2014 at 02:25:30
yes to internet pages into word and yes found "word"

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#14
March 5, 2014 at 12:21:22
If you are on a webpage, go to the top of the piece you wish to copy, left click the mouse then hold it as you move the mouse down the page. This will highlight it all in blue.
[Note: You can undo highlighting if necessary by left clicking anywhere else]

Once you have highlighted the part you want, use "Copy". If there is no Copy available hold down the Ctrl + C keys instead. What you selected will now be temporarily stored (in the clipbook) until you copy something else or restart the computer.

Next open Word. You then either use "Paste" or the Ctrl + V keys. What you selected should now appear in the Word page (text and any pictures).

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#15
March 6, 2014 at 03:16:04
thank you for the directions Its easy now that I know how to do it thank you for your patience regards till next time

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#16
March 6, 2014 at 04:00:59
A point about using Outlook (from within M$ Office Suite which can easily be configured to access/download emails from a pop3 (or other accounts). To set up Outlook to access pop3 etc. accounts takes but a few minutes...

The default setting when it downloads messages is to automatically delete them from the mail server afterwards... - meaning they aren't anymore on the server... But you can set an option to leave them on the server for a defined period; or even better "never" to delete them from the server.

It's set within the account under the Advanced tab/button\server (varies a little depending on version of Outlook if I remember correctly).

Personally I feel the default ought to be "leave copies on the server" - unless you opt otherwise...


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#17
March 6, 2014 at 08:54:24
trvlr
I think the leave on server option depends on what devices use the same email. As an example, on the main computer I let it delete from server when emails have been opened. On our netbook I do not. This means that if I am out and about opening emails on the netbook I can will still get copies of these emails on the main computer.

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#18
March 6, 2014 at 09:43:42
I think it's all to do with how one operates with regard to IT and emails... I still travel quite a lot, with a laptop (and sometimes an iPad too), and have a desktop chez-moi... I find for me it's useful to have it all "out there" in server land... in-case of reference need...

I agree the default ought to be leave on server... I thought 'd lost a whole slew of stuff - until I discovered that it had been downloaded from the server by my trusty/elderly Acer - following a rebuild of M$ Office; and then erased from the server accordingly (because the Office\Outlook default is to do just that!).


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#19
March 6, 2014 at 11:05:13
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I think most POP email default is set to delete from server. Certainly true on the old Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail and the original Outlook (part of Office packages). Not sure about Thunderbird or cloud based stuff tho. It's probably reasonable with just one computer but that is now becoming rare. I set everything but the main computer to leave at server. That way the online inbox eventually empties.

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March 6, 2014 at 19:09:33
Derek trvir peet100 and thx are all equal in resolving my problem thank you guys chesty

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