It is important to understand that your mail is stored on a mail server and that saving it to your hard drive or a floppy is only necessary under a few circumstances:
Again, because WebMail is web-based, messages can be saved using the saving functionality. In most browsers, the Save function can be found in the File Menu. Just open the piece of mail that you want to save, go to the File Menu and select the Save As... function. Depending on how your browser is set up, you can either save it as an HTML file (web form) or as a plain text file.
- There is a rare possibility that some fluke could occur and your messages could be erased from the server, however, this is not very likely. If you receive a very important e-mail and are concerned about losing it, it is recommended that you save it as a text file on your hard drive.
- You want to use all or part of your e-mail in a separate document. In this case you can either save the entire e-mail as a text file to your hard drive or you can copy and paste any portion of the e-mail into the document.
- For some reason, you want to transfer the mail to another computer (that isn't internet capable - otherwise you would forward it!). In this case, you could save it on a floppy as a text file.
More than likely you will want to save only a portion of the e-mail. In this case, you can highlight the portion you want to save, copy and paste it into a separate document.
- If you save it as an HTML file, it will open up in your browser.
- If you save it as a text file, it will open up in Notepad or Simple Text.