#1984 accepted
Jon B.

Save message as PDF

Reported by Jon B. | April 4th, 2018 @ 11:44 PM

Would like to suggest a selector to save the given message as a PDF in the Downloads directory or a specified directory.

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  • benny

    benny August 30th, 2018 @ 02:49 PM

    The printing system in MailMate is somewhat primitive. I've got some notes on possible improvements and I'll add this to it.

    Just for my own curiosity: Why do you need this? Dragging an email out of MailMate creates a standard .eml file (rfc822) which includes any attachments. Printing strips the attachments.

    (Sorry about the late response.)

  • benny

    benny August 30th, 2018 @ 02:55 PM

    @Jon: I do get that it would be an easier way to create PDF files. I'm just curious as to what the purpose of creating the PDF files is. Strictly speaking, converting from the email format to a PDF file is a so-called lossy conversion. For archival purposes, keeping the original format seems better to me.

  • benny

    benny August 30th, 2018 @ 02:58 PM

    @Joseph: Ah, so you have to upload the receipts to a system which only accepts PDFs. I'm guessing you often get receipts as PDF attachments, but some times you don't and then you need to create a PDF based on the email content.

  • benny

    benny August 30th, 2018 @ 03:09 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    @Joseph: I cannot say I agree on the archiving aspect. A lot of information is lost when generating a PDF. But thanks for sharing your use cases. Don't get me wrong, I do not oppose the feature, but it helps when I understand why anyone would use it frequently.

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