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  1. #1

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    Default How do I convert emails to TextEdit?

    I'm trying to submit an online form with some attachments. There is a size limit of 1 MB for each attachment and accepted format of attachments is TIFF, PDF or RTF which is fine for three of the attachments as when converted to PDF they are only less than 50 KB however one of the attachments I wish to send through are emails which are all connected i.e. all the one correspondence between myself and the respondee - 12 emails in total. When converted to PDF the resulting file size is an incredible 8.8 MB!!! and there are no attachments within the emails - just straight text messages being exchanged. PDF files must create serious overheads!!! as individually each email is only around 25 KB. Is there any way I can convert or copy & paste or import the emails to TextEdit format so the size is surely going to be significantly less than when converted to PDF?

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    Sorry I just realised I was supposed to post this in 'Mac Apps' so please move it to that forum.

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    I think I've found the solution from 'Macworld' titled "Save Mail messages in text files". It says to select the group of messages in Mail without opening them and do a 'Save As'. I've done this and it results in an RTF file of size 160 KB which is a huge difference from the seriously bloated 8.8 MB when the same emails are converted to a PDF. So the attachment of emails should go through fine now since the file is under 1 MB.

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