How To Save Emails to Google Drive [Guide]

How To Save Emails to Google Drive [Guide]

Marketers, Sales managers, and product managers: Do you feel like you’re always behind the eight ball? Like you can never quite catch up? Like you spend more time firefighting than actually doing your job? If so, read on. Because we have some tips that just might help save your sanity.

We all get a lot of emails. In fact, according to recent studies, the average person gets over 100 emails per day (!). And that number is only going to increase as time goes on. So it’s no wonder that so many of us feel like we’re constantly playing catch-up.

But what if there was a way to save all of those emails – even the ones you’re not quite ready to deal with yet – in a place where you could easily access them later? A place to archive them for planning purposes, for sharing, for finance, and more.

Well, there is. And that place is Google Drive.

In this article, we will share with you some quick methods to save your emails on your Google Drive. We’ll also talk about the best way to organize/prioritize your emails with the help of custom labels for better content search.

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Download And Upload To Your Drive

With the following steps you can save your emails to empower your sales rep with the best knowledge.

Be it regarding their prospects, returning customers or be it a competitor’s latest marketing campaign that you want your marketing ninjas to draw inspiration from, you can follow the steps below to save those emails in your Google Drive.

Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Go to your Gmail

Step 2: Open the email you want to save

Step 3: Click on the top right “kebab” icon


Step 4: Scroll down on the menu to Download message


Step 5: Your email will be downloaded as an .eml file on your device

Once your email is downloaded on your computer, you will follow the next steps to import it on your Google Drive folder.

Step 6: Open your Google Drive

Step 7: Go to the folder where you want to save your emails.

Step 8: Upload the file as any other file you would upload on the drive.

Learn more about How To Import Or Export Documents In Google Drive?

That’s one way to save your emails on your drive. Here’s another way to go around it.

Download Save to Google Drive Extension

If you want to skip the part where you download and then upload the email, there is a Google extension for that.

You can download the extension and follow the next few steps to save your emails directly to your Google Drive!

Here’s how it goes…

Step 1: Download “Save to Google Drive” extension from here.

Step 2: Once downloaded, go to your gmail and open the email you want to save.

Step 3: Navigate to the top right corner and select the print icon.

Step 4: New window will pop up, navigate to Destination and click on the arrow to see a list of all your options.

Step 5: Select “see more” if you don’t see “Save to Google Drive” in your drop down menu like in the screenshot below.


Step 6: When you click_ see more_, select “Save to Google Drive” from the options in front of you like in the screenshot below.


Step 7: Once you do that, enter Print at the end and you will find your email downloaded on your Google Drive as a PDF. You can find the file in recent Uploads.

This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to save your emails on your Google Drive. Allowing your sales and marketing teams to stay on top of their game.

Organize Your Emails into Custom Labels

There are hundreds of reasons why you must save all those emails, but if you’re not good with organizing them within your Google Drive, you just might end up with a clutter that you may not want to deal with.

The best thing about Gmail is that you can organize your emails right within your inbox by creating labels and assigning them with the most relevant labels.

However, if you are saving your emails on your Google Drive then you can best organize them using Google Drive labels.

Here’s How To Use Google Drive Labels!

If you’re saving emails to Drive to share with others, along with marketing and sales collateral, then it’s worth checking out Content Camel.

All you need to do is import your Google Drive files on your Content Camel dashboard and get access to the most advanced search features that help you organize all sorts of files, including any Google Docs / Slides / PDFs, on the most marketing and sales centered platform.

With Content Camel, you can assign custom labels and create unlimited labels to really narrow-down your categorization for better utilization of all your sales content.

Content Camel is designed specifically for the sales and marketing teams who would prefer to organize their content in such a way that it is quick to find and share with their customers.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get started, take a quick tour of the Demo here.