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Overview
Download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to Google Drive, automatically. Emails are saved as PDF and attachments are archived in native formats.
Save Emails is an email backup and archiving tool for Gmail that lets you automatically download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to Google Drive. You can also save email messages in shared Google Drives.

The email threads are converted into high-quality print-ready PDF files while the file attachments are saved to Google Drive in their original native format.

You can use the Gmail archiver to backup important emails, video files, timesheets, photos, Microsoft Office documents, travel receipts, expenses, and other emails easily from Gmail to your Google Drive permanently. The app works with Gmail and GSuite (Google Apps) accounts.

Check the help manual at https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/GA02 to know more about the capabilities of Save Emails addon.

Attorneys have used Save Emails to download and print all email correspondence related to litigations with few clicks. Teachers can download student assignments in respective student folders automatically. Corporate users can save Uber receipts for claiming expenses. Sellers can archive PayPal invoices and payment receipts as PDFs.

The app runs in the background, once every hour, but you also have an option to run the rules manually. Go to Add-ons > Saves Emails and Attachments > Manage Rules and select any rule from the dropdown to download the matching emails.

How to Use Save Emails with Gmail
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To get started with Save Gmail, use the built-in wizard to create a rule and any email messages in Gmail that match this rule will be automatically saved to a specific folder in your Google Drive. You can organize the saved emails in date-based subfolders to avoid cluttering the main folder.

Unlike email automation solutions like IFTTT or Zapier only work on new and incoming messages, the Save Emails add-on can also download old emails to your Google Drive. All the activity is logged inside a Google Spreadsheet for quick search and reference.

For instance, you can have a rule where emails from Expedia and Trip Advisor are automatically saved to the Travel folder in your Google Drive. Or a rule where all emails with "backup" in the subject line are saved to the project folder in Google Drive. If you are running out of space in your Gmail account, you can set up a rule for message size, and all emails with large attachments are saved to Drive.

Download Gmail - Advanced Uses
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You can customize the file names of saved emails and attachments with variables. For instance, you can set the attachment name as {{Sender}} {{Subject}} to include the sender's name and the email subject in the attachment file name.

You can also choose to overwrite files in Google Drive if an attachment with a similar name already exists in the same folder. Google Drive allows you to have multiple files with a similar name in the same folder.

Free vs Premium
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The add-on is free and fully functional. Premium version includes several extract features including:

1. Create an unlimited number of rules for downloading Gmail messages to Google Drive.
2. Emails are saved every 15 minutes while the free edition downloads emails once every hour.
3. Rename PDF files and email attachments based on the email subject, sender or date.
4. Save emails in separate folders based on the email headers.
5. Skip downloading smaller files.
6. Allow or disallow saving of file attachments of specific types.
7. Overwrite existing Google Drive files (useful for keeping a single copy of disk backups)
8. Specify your own custom formats for printing dates in PDF files.
9. Save PDF files in your own Drive folder or a Team Drive folder owned by another user in the organization.
10. Download file attachments and emails in Google Shared Team Drive folders.

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To upgrade to premium, go to Add-ons menu - Save Emails - Upgrade to Premium.

* Help Manual - https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/GA02

* Premium Upgrade - https://digitalinspiration.com/buy?sku=GA02

* Email Support - https://digitalinspiration.support

* Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/JfyfqM5Ww8k

ChangeLog:

October 15, 2020 - Added option to allow / disallow downloading file attachments of specific types.

May 1, 2020 - Skip downloading email tracking pixel images from downloading including Hubspot, MixMax, Yesware, MailChimp, Streak, and SendGrid.
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Ravinder Kumar
February 26, 2021
Thanks
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Alakazella e-Commerce
February 15, 2021
Trying out this add on. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. In about 2 minutes you can get it up and running. In less then 5 minutes you already got your information pulled from the emails to google sheets and drive. It was close in what I was looking for in a product. Just not all the bells and whistles. I need a add on that would take the (Log Date, Message Date, Subject, ) this did that. But all I needed it to take (information from the email and extract it also to a google sheet. If you are looking for something to. Copy (Log Date, Message Date, Subject, ) from your emails and make a link to a pdf in your google drive. This is the product for you. I would say does work will. There is an Upgrade to Premium paid version for even more ways to advanced filtering. Wasn't going to do what I needed. Still a good product to give a try.
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Oleg Zarubin
January 29, 2021
In general - good tool, works fine... when it works. Proved to be unreliable - crashes periodically. If you are looking to use it for your job, when you need something reliable - look somewhere else. Support team just ignores the requests.
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Amit Agarwal
January 30, 2021
We have released an updated version today that should resolve the issue.
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KYAW ZWAA
January 2, 2021
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Kevin Majeski
December 31, 2020
Would have loved to have the PDFs sorted by date of the email. Perhaps there's a way to do it. I'll check around to see if it's possible. Thanks!
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Edmond Laccon / UP.GRADE
December 29, 2020
Looking for the INSTALL BUTTON? It will eventually pop-up under the words "Sheets Add-on". Many folks here don't seem to bother to read instructions. Worked great for labeled mails in GMAIL. Free version runs for a few mails then stops yet you just have to hit Run again (with 'overwrite' turned off) and it will process 100s of mails for free. I did this while watching a movie just repeatedly clicking "Run". When it has done all the mails it will tell you (but it's subtle). I only needed this once so I didn't buy but I wish to report it worked great for me with Gmails. Recommended.
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shawan shrestha
December 16, 2020
yes is the work place right.
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David Webster
December 13, 2020
Excellent App, Works Perfectly
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CHANDARA SOEURN
November 22, 2020
Thanks 👍 U
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Platform Accounts
November 3, 2020
Premium version no longer works properly. Developer ignores support requests. Price has just doubled.
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Anton S
November 23, 2020
You may try out this desktop app Mail Backup X. It not only lets me backup but also lets me restore archived emails and automatically clean up old data.
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Kim Andreason
November 7, 2020
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