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At this point, I don't have an answer for you other than it can't really be done - at least not easily.
I can't seem to find an answer for this question so I'm asking you. How can I print a list of the emails that are in my AOL email message inbox, sent folder, or saved, or old message folder? I put in a search for a certain person, and I want to print the list of emails from a few years back to the present for that person that came up in that search. I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks so much for any advice.
In this excerpt from Answercast 66, I look at the difficulties involved in printing a list from current email programs.
Well, the bad news is that, to be honest, I'm actually not aware of a way to do it.
Normally, my very first question is, well... what email program are you using? And, of course, I assume you're using AOL's.
Unfortunately, as it turns out, of all the email programs that I'm aware of - none of them provide the ability to print the list that you might see when you're just using the email program: that list of subject lines, date received, all that kind of thing. It seems to be an onscreen feature only.
And yea, that is kind of odd when you think about it. I'm surprised that hasn't been implemented in some email program somewhere. I know you're not the first person to ask me for it.
So, the only solution that I've been able to come up with (and it's not elegant by any stretch) is to take a screen shot of the screen that's showing you the list of email messages that you're wanting to print. Then use that screen shot and print it.
There are a couple of ways to go about doing this. I have an article about "What's a screen shot and how do I make one?" That runs through the very basics.
That uses the Windows "print screen" functionality; which basically makes a copy of your entire screen as a picture and puts that on your clipboard.
Then you can open a program like Paint, and paste that picture into Paint.
Then edit it somewhat, probably, to remove the extraneous information that you don't want to be printed out.
Then in Paint just print the picture of the list.
Like I said, it ain't pretty - that's for sure but it might get the job done. The problem is; if you've got a lengthy list, a list that's going to be longer than your screen is high, the only solution that I'm aware of to do this is to repeat that process multiple times.
So, maybe one of my readers will come up with a fancy solution using some
other email program but at this point, I just don't have an answer for you
other than - it can't really be done; at least not easily.
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