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How to export an email from Mac Mail to Notes

How to export an email from Mac Mail to Notes

If you use Email application with You are regularly accustomed to archiving or marking emails for later. But if you want to save a specific message for future reference in Notes? Well, there is a solution to this!

Notes has built-in PDF support, so if you add a PDF to a note, it will appear as an image. This means that you can export an email as a PDF and add it to the Notes application.

This can be especially helpful if you are planning a trip. You can export all receipts and confirmations from the Mail application as PDF files and then add them to the Notes application. From there, you can access them on all devices, even when you’re offline.

To get started, open the Mail app on your Mac, then select the email you want to add to the Notes app.

Then click «File» in the menu bar and then select «Export as PDF.»

Click "File" and then select "Export as PDF."

Choose the destination folder and click «Save».

Choose the destination folder and click "Save".

Then open the Notes app and create a new blank note.

A blank "New Note" in the Notes application.

Open the Finder application and find the PDF you just exported.

Click and hold the PDF, then go to the Notes application. Place the cursor over the empty area of ​​the new note, and then release it.

The PDF is part of the Notes application. By default, Notes displays the PDF as a complete image. If you just want to see a small preview, right-click on the PDF and then click «View as thumbnails.»


The Notes application shows you only the first page of the PDF in the note. Double-click the PDF image to open it in Preview the application.

An open PDF of an email in Notes.

In any case, Quick look is better. To open a PDF in Quick View, click the PDF and tap the space bar. The Quick View window will show you all the pages of the PDF.

A quick preview of a PDF in Notes.

If you want to view the entire PDF on your iPhone or iPad, you can tap the PDF page and it will expand directly into the Notes app.