I would like to use Elementary as default OS, but for the moment there are still a bunch of little obstacles to do so.

I save my official and professional mail-messages as text. This because I want to back it up and be able to search and read prior mails, without the use of a mail-client.

I think using Elementary while installing a bunch of other applications, is pointless, because then it is easier to use a distro which already has all those applications. The beauty of Elementary is it's simplicity, which would be lost if I stack it with other applications besides the original ones (this is different for applications which are just missing).

Any thoughts/solutions?

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You can save as pdf. Print > Print to File actually saves the email as pdf. enter image description here

  • Thank you. Yes, that's an option. It's not ideal, because a pdf is bigger and not easy to edit. A .txt or .rtf file is smaller and you can open and edit it in almost anything.
    – user8126
    Sep 6, 2017 at 17:52
  • I guess you can request this feature on github. Sep 6, 2017 at 18:15

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