Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does anybody know how (if possible) to print a whole conversation thread in

share|improve this question

I have a work around for you that works and is a bit quicker than copying to pages.

What you do is: 1. Highlight the emails that you want to print. Either the whole thread or selecting particular emails by holding the apple key and selecting the mails.

  1. Click the 'forward' button. This compiles all the emails into on big email

  2. Print! and you are done.

share|improve this answer
It doesn't compile them into one big e-mail. :( – entropid Jun 29 '12 at 13:41

In on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, this is default behavior when only the conversation is selected in the inbox.

share|improve this answer
up vote 1 down vote accepted

There's no way to do this, at the moment. I've looked through the whole web.

share|improve this answer
The whole, really? :-) – patrix Jun 29 '12 at 16:08
Ahahah, nearly. ;) – entropid Jun 29 '12 at 17:22
How about saving each mail to PDF and then combine (drag & drop) them into one PDF and print? – Zo219 Dec 31 '13 at 4:20

One way is to select your thread and use the 'Save As…' feature. This will generate a RTF file with all thread messages concatenated. The RTF is then easy to convert to print or convert to PDF. I've tested this with OS X 10.11.1.

share|improve this answer
This has probably been introduced recently. Thanks for the suggestion. :) – entropid Nov 16 '15 at 10:53

There is a way to do this.

Right Click on the Conversation in the Inbox Preview, Select "Forward As Attachment" this will separate each message, Send to yourself, and you will be able to open each message and print or save.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.