How to save emails to Google Drive

How to save emails to Google Drive

If you want to analyze all your emails from Gmail based on a search criteria or save them securely on your Google Drive, you will find this article useful.

You can use Google Apps Script to export emails from Gmail to Google Drive based on a search criteria. Here’s a general outline of the steps you’ll need to follow:

  1. Create a new Google Apps Script project by going to https://script.google.com and clicking the “New script” button.
  2. In the script editor, write a function that will retrieve the emails from Gmail based on a search criteria. You can use the GmailApp service to do this. For example:
function exportEmails() {
  // Set the search criteria for the emails you want to export
  var searchCriteria = 'label:inbox is:unread';

  // Use the GmailApp service to retrieve the emails that match the search criteria
  var threads = GmailApp.search(searchCriteria);

  // Loop through the threads and process each one
  for (var i = 0; i < threads.length; i++) {
    var messages = threads[i].getMessages();
    for (var j = 0; j < messages.length; j++) {
      var message = messages[j];
      // Do something with the message, such as exporting it to Google Drive
    }
  }
}
  1. To export the emails to Google Drive, you can use the DriveApp service to create a new folder and then save the email messages as files in that folder. Here’s an example of how you could do this:
// Create a new folder in Google Drive to store the exported emails
var folder = DriveApp.createFolder('Exported Emails');

// Save each email message as a file in the folder
for (var i = 0; i < threads.length; i++) {
  var messages = threads[i].getMessages();
  for (var j = 0; j < messages.length; j++) {
    var message = messages[j];

    // Create a new file in the folder with the subject of the email as the file name
    var file = folder.createFile(message.getSubject(), message.getRawContent());
  }
}
  1. Once you’ve written the code to export the emails, you can test it by clicking the “Run” button in the script editor. If everything is working correctly, the emails that match the search criteria should be exported to the specified folder in Google Drive.

You can modify the search criteria and export what you need. You will find the list of search operators for Gmail here.