The older version of Gmail possessed a useful feature that would let you quickly save an e-mail message in Gmail as being a Google Document within your Google Drive. You could potentially open an e-mail thread inside Gmail, opt for the Create a Document menu option (see screenshot) as well as the message can be exported to Google Docs.
The Save as Google Document feature is no longer available in Gmail but if you use Gmail inside Chrome, or have one of many official Gmail mobile apps, you can use Google Cloud Print to save your email messages as PDF files inside Google Drive, individually.
It really works likes this. Open a message message in Save emails to PDF, choose the Print option and select Send To Google Drive as the destination printer available under Google Cloud Print. It is going to save the content being a PDF file in your Drive. If your email contains any attachments, they arent saved to Drive.
Theres a better alternative thought that works everywhere. All that you to perform is apply the label PDF to any email thread in Gmail along with the message, along with the included file attachments, can get saved to the Drive.
Unlike Cloud Print that may only save individual email messages, this approach will save a batch of messages automatically. Just apply the label PDF to more than one emails plus a copy of these message will be exported to Google Drive in few minutes.
Heres the best way to setup the Google Script for the Gmail account.
Install the Save Emails as PDF add-on within your Google drive.
From your Add-ons menu, head to Save Emails, Create New rule and select a Gmail folder in the dropdown. This is an open-source Google Script and yes it does not share your data with anyone.
Select a folder within your Google Drive and make the rule. The sheet will begin saving your messages PDFs in drive in a hour. Or check out Saves Emails Manage Rules to t0PDF any Gmail message as PDF in Drive.
Save PDF and Email Attachments in Drive
The premium edition of Save Gmail to Google Drive program unlocks more features. It allows you to save file attachments along with email PDFs to Google Drives, all of the inline images are rendered from the PDF as well as the flow of conversation is likewise preserved inside the saved PDF document.
The best thing here is that you may keep your Gmail emails to Google Drive as PDFs from anywhere and not just Google Chrome or Gmails mobile app. Just apply the label PDF to the t0PDF and also the script will take care of the others.
And because the saved PDFs will automatically download in your desktop in case the Google Drive client is running, this can be used tool to always gain access to your important emails even when you are offline mode.