As far as I know, most Webmails have a download button of some sort in the message panel, which will allow you to download the whole message, content and headers, as a txt or eml file, or just the content as a txt file. This might be a good idea.
We have an existing issue (#769) for viewing full message source, and this could in turn be used to download the full message. I’ve added a link to this thread for reference.
We already have a “View source” button that does this as shown in the screenshot.
I recently had to download a lot of messages to provide evidence for a police report, which took a considerable amount of time.
It would be useful to be able to select a bunch of messages and download them in bulk as an archive, ideally with the option to choose between full source and minimal headers, as well as txt or PDF printout. Also, files should be sensibly named, e.g. as
where as usual square brackets indicate an object (so should not be part of the name) and
MM: month (2 digits)
DD: day (2 digits)
hh: hour (2 digits, 24 hour format)
mm: minutes (2 digits)
ss: seconds (2 digits)
Thanks for your message.
We have an existing issue (#283) for downloading all user data including messages, and I’ve added your suggestion to it with a reference to this thread.
I also think it would be convenient to be able to download into single and group “.eml” for archiving purposes, like it is possible from most of the modern e-mail interfaces.
Going through the source of each e-mail is cumbersome.