I don't care about the headers getting corrupted or keeping anything intact for forensic purposes. I need to edit a bunch of messages for brevity so that they are more convenient to work with later, while keeping them in the Inbox.



I can think of two alternatives.

You can reply/forward the messages to yourself (after editing the reply). If you change the subject you can "break" the conversation (or simply delete the original message after your reply/forward).

The other is to set up an IMAP client to your Gmail mailbox. Some of those will allow for editing messages already received.

  • Thanks. Replying/forwarding is not an option, because of the sheer volume of incoming emails that need to undergo the editing. Do you know any IMAP clients that will allow this? I don't think Thunderbird or Outlook can. – Knocks X Apr 15 '16 at 4:45
  • No, sorry. I haven't used a desktop email client in a long time. You might ask at Software Recommendations. – ale Apr 15 '16 at 11:55

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