Combining Multiple Emails into a Single Mail on Gmail

Combining Multiple Emails into a Single Mail on Gmail

There are times where you may need to combine multiple emails on your Gmail account into a single email. Unfortunately this is no easy task. You will need to use an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. But first you will need all the relevant emails downloaded in the client software.

In the past there was the Create Filter route in Gmail but now this option will only allow you to forward new emails in your GMail account. Nevertheless there is a solution but it is rather cumbersome. To do this you will need to use an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. If you do not have either then download Mozilla Thunderbird since it is free.

We will run through the steps in Microsoft Outlook since we have successfully completed this task on Outlook.

  1. Create a new account on Microsoft Outlook for you Gmail address.
  2. Download all the emails. Gmail only allows about 250 headers or emails to be downloaded at a time. So you will probably have to click the Send/Receive button many times in Outlook.
  3. Once all your emails are downloaded, preferably to a separate folder, filter the emails you want either by sender, subject or date. You can do this by clicking on the From, Subject or Received column headings.
  4. Click on the first email that you want to include into single email and then move your cursor to the last email in the list. Hold down the SHIFT button and then click on the last email. All the emails including the first and last should be selected.
  5. Right click the selected list and choose the “Forward Items” option on the drop down menu that appears.

You now have created a new email with all the selected emails attached. If you wanted the contents of each email included in a single mail and not as attachments then you are most likely going to have open each mail, select the content, copy and paste it into a single email.

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