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We want to export a single email folder for a colleague to work on from a gmail account that ideally we'd like to export as excel or similar.

I know that you can download entire inboxes with IMAP/Thunderbird etc but is there a way of selecting a single file?

Any help appreciated! Thanks, Issy

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migrated from superuser.com Aug 15 '12 at 19:38

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Spam? Just being helpful I suppose... No good for Linux users, this expensive product only works for the Windows empire. Let's face it, this should be a free feature of gmail, if the gmail dev team weren't such wkers (workers, that is). (Hi, there, wkers!-) Otherwise use thunderbird, it seems to be easy enough: http://pietro.open-lab.com/2011/10/26/how-to-export-e-mails-from-a-gmail-label/‌​ – user33748 Jan 29 '13 at 15:08

MailExporter allows you to export a single folder or a single email message to excel and other formats, either as single files (eml, pdf, rtf, etc.) or when exporting to excel, the email metadata (from, to, subject, body, etc).


(Disclaimer, I am the author of MailExporter)

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This really works solidly - a real program - unlike CloudQH, IFTTT, and others, which just - don't. Thank you very much for the heads up. – Dan Nissenbaum Jul 4 '13 at 11:02

You should try GrexIt (http://grexit.com) - it lets you share a Gmail label with any other Gmail or Google Apps user. Very easy to setup, and works completely off IMAP. There's a free plan, and a 30 day free trial for all paid plans.

Disclosure: I'm the Founder of GrexIt.

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A beautiful method has been explained here. You can try that. Export Email from Gmail

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please provide more information – user53056 Mar 26 '13 at 5:30

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