A Stepwise Guide to Save Thunderbird Email as PDF Document File


In general, Mozilla Thunderbird provides an option to save multiple emails in EML format but, not in portable (PDF) file format. However, there is a query generally asked by Thunderbird users that how to save Thunderbird emails as PDF? Therefore, such users are going to get solution to this question with help of this post, which includes usage of a free add-on i.e., ImportExport tool.

Way to Print Thunderbird Email To PDF

Go through following set of instructions to locally save Thunderbird emails on hard drive in PDF file format:

Step 1: Download ImportExportTools (a free Thunderbird add-on) from its official website and then launch Mozilla Thunderbird application on your machine.

Step 2: Go to Tools and select Add-ons option to proceed further

Note: After launching Thunderbird program, if Tools option does not appear on your screen then, press Alt button from your keyboard.

Step 3: In Add-ons Manager tab, click on Settings button and then choose Install Add-On From File option

Step 4: Navigate towards the location where you have downloaded importexport Add-on in Step (1), select it and then click on Open button

Step 5: A Software Installation window will appear in front of you from which you have to click on Install Now button. This step will install import export add-on in Thunderbird application

Step 6: Click on Restart Now option to successfully install Add-on in your Thunderbird program

Step 7: Select Thunderbird emails, which you want to save in PDF format and then right-click on it to proceed further

Step 8: Choose Save selected messages >> PDF Format option from current list of different file formats option

Step 9: Click on OK >> OK to terminate the warning dialog boxes

Step 10: Browse towards the location where you want to save PDF files and then click on Select Folder button

Step 11: Wait for a while and then go towards the location where you have saved resultant PDF files in step (10). Here you will find that all the selected Thunderbird emails are printed in PDF format without any complications

Observational Verdict

The best-suited approach to save Thunderbird emails as PDF is to use Importexport add-on. This solution is free, easy, and quick way for printing mails in portable documents. By storing Thunderbird emails in PDF format, one can view Thunderbird emails on any device (like smartphones, android, etc), which supports PDF file.