Sometimes, you may wish to batch capture all the emails in a specific conversation and then batch export them to local folder as Text files. This article will teach you how to get it in quick time.
For some reason, you may need to export all the emails in a certain conversation to your local drive. If you manually do this, namely finding and saving one by one, it will be a tedious and arduous task. Therefore, you had better seek other quicker method, such as the following one. It will use a piece of VBA code to get it without breaking a sweat.
Batch Export All Mails in a Conversation as Text Files
- At the very outset, launch your Outlook application.
- Then press “Alt + F11” key buttons to access Outlook VBA editor.
- Subsequently, in the new window, you need to open a module that isn’t in use or directly insert a new module.
- Next you should copy and paste the following VBA codes into this module.
Public strFilePath, strFileName As String Sub ExportMailsInConversationAsTXT() Dim objSelectedMail As Outlook.MailItem Dim objConversation As Outlook.Conversation Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem Set objSelectedMail = ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1) Set objConversation = objSelectedMail.GetConversation If Not (objConversation Is Nothing) Then 'Get all root items in this conversation For Each objMail In objConversation.GetRootItems strFileName = objMail.Subject 'Remove the unsupported characters in email subject strFileName = Replace(strFileName, "/", " ") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, "\", " ") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, ":", "") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, "?", " ") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, Chr(34), " ") strFileName = Format(objMail.ReceivedTime, "YYYY-MM-DD") & "_" & strFileName & ".txt" 'Export as Text files 'Change "E:\" to other local folder path as per your needs strFilePath = "E:\" & strFileName objMail.SaveAs strFilePath, OLTXT 'Process all children as well Call ProcessChildren(objMail, objConversation) Next End If MsgBox "Complete!", vbExclamation End Sub Sub ProcessChildren(objCurMail As Outlook.MailItem, objCurConversation As Outlook.Conversation) Dim objItems As Outlook.SimpleItems Dim objItem As Outlook.MailItem Set objItems = objCurConversation.GetChildren(objCurMail) If objItems.Count > 0 Then For Each objItem In objItems strFileName = objItem.Subject strFileName = Replace(strFileName, "/", " ") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, "\", " ") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, ":", "") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, "?", " ") strFileName = Replace(strFileName, Chr(34), " ") strFileName = Format(objItem.ReceivedTime, "yyyy-mm-dd") & "_" & strFileName & ".txt" strFilePath = "E:\" & strFileName objItem.SaveAs strFilePath, OLTXT 'Process all children recursively Call ProcessChildren(objItem, objCurConversation) Next End If End Sub
- After that, you can add the new VBA project to Quick Access Toolbar as usual.
- Later ensure your Outlook macro security level to low.
- Lastly, you could have a try.
- Firstly, select an email.
- Then click the new macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
- When you get the message “Complete”, you can open the predefined local folder, in which you will see the emails in “TXT” format.
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