Save an unencrypted copy of a message

If you’re reading a secure message through our website you may want to save an unencrypted copy for your records. If so, there are 2 different ways to save it:

  1. as a .EML file

    Your message is stored as an email, along with any attachments. This sort of message is recognised by a variety of different email programs, such as Outlook, Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. This means if you’re using any of these that you can double click on the saved message and it will open like an email. You can put the file in your client folders by using Explorer or Finder, or you can save them back into your email program so they appear in your inbox, or folders you keep there.

  2. as a .HTML file

    If you don’t use an email program which understands .EML messages (Gmail for example) then you can save the message in HTML format. You won’t be able to bring them into your email inbox but you will be able to file them elsewhere, using Explorer or Finder. Any attachments have to be saved separately (just click on the attachment) and copied with your message.

Whichever option you choose your message is saved to your web browsers download folder (how to find your downloads varies depending on which browser you use but pressing Ctrl+J on Windows, or ⌘+J on a Mac, works in common browsers). If you're saving as HTML and have also saved your attachments, they will be in your downloads folder as well.

Further details If you're a Premium user using our Outlook Add-in you have different choices - read more here.