Tuesday 21 May 2013 06:46 UTC
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How can I do this without sitting at the computer for ages, laboriously opening them and forwarding, or copying contents into a Word doc, plus attachments?
Reason – I have long been the BGA representative at GAAC, and as well as lots of Word etc. files which I could copy to a cd (I think – not done much of it before) I have two large files of emails, some with attachments. I use yahoo, so they live on yahoo’s server, not in my PC. I can access them, using my yahoo login, from anywhere with an internet connection – but only I can do that AFAIK.
Now another volunteer has come forward to take over. Rather than lose the historical stuff, some of which might one day be needed, the plan is to get it to the new chap. He has professional software that can then scan it, convert all to pdf, and be searchable. When my memory is no longer available, it would all still be accessible.
I tried copying an email yahoo file to pc documents, but it would not do it.
There is too much bulk to simply attach it to an email and send it.
I would thing a cd is the answer, if I can get it all onto one without hours of my time.
Any ideas, or alternatives? Or a volunteer to do it for me !?
It depends a bit on how Yahoo mail works. I don't use Yahoo etc "on the server" mail, so not had much experience of it.
What do they look like when you download them onto your PC? If you can display them, there are ways of getting them into a useable form.
For the Word files, you can burn them to a CDROM or copy them to a USB memory stick (less faff, but not quite as permanent).
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How about downloading them all from the server using pop3 into Outlook (http://help.yahoo.com/l/uk/yahoo/mail/y ... op-08.html) then copying the pst file onto a CD-ROM and getting them to open it.
It does rely (however) on both you and the new person having access to the same mail program.
If it only is GAAC mails that are on there just give him your email log in details.
Use email please rather than PMs
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