How to Move Email Out of Lotus Notes

By Robert Kingsley

Moving emails out of Lotus Notes can be useful for a number of reasons. You may wish to save an email as a text file to aid with backups, to avoid purging or to include the email as an attachment in another email application. The Lotus Notes built-in export function allows you to export your emails quickly and easily.

Step 1

Open the Lotus Notes email you wish to export.

Step 2

Click "File" and select "Export."

Step 3

Browse to the location in which you wish to save the exported email.

Step 4

Select the format in which you wish to save your document from the drop-down list. You can choose Rich Text Format (RTF) or ASCII text. Both formats are editable with Notepad or a similar application.

Type the name you wish to give the saved document, and click "Export." The email will remain in Lotus Notes, but a text version will be saved on your hard drive in the specified location.