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Old 06-28-2011, 07:25 PM
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Hello!

I have a very specific process that I go through each morning in order to get a large, daily e-mail on to my Kindle so I can read it on the way to work. I am looking for a way to automate this process.

The process I go through is as follows:

1. I log into Outlook through the Exchange webmail interface
2. I open the e-mail of interest, where the body of the e-mail includes the text (and formatting which is important!) I'm interested in
3. I click on the "View as Web Page" button
4. Once the email opens in the new page, I save the page as an HTML file
5. I open the HTML in Microsoft Word and then re-save it as an RTF file
6. Finally, I create a new, blank e-mail and attach the RTF file to the e-mail, set the subject line to "Convert" (which is required for Amazon to convert attachments to the kindle format) and send it to my @free.kindle.com email address which then sends the document wirelessly to my Kindle

The steps above are the only way in which I've been able to get a descent, readable document on my Kindle every morning. It isn't time consuming, but I would love to be able to automate the process so I don't have to do anything.

Ideas I've tried (and that haven't worked for me):

1. Create an outlook rule to "forward as attachment"... Amazon's processing service only recognizes certain file types and this option sends the attachment as a .msg file which Amazon does not recognize

2. Look into creating some sort of Outlook VBA solution to run as part of a rule... I'm no VBA expert, but the preliminary searches I've done seem to suggest that this would still require manual intervention

3. Third-party apps... Instapaper.com comes close, but e-mails sent to this service that are then forwarded to the Kindle are formatted very poorly

Does anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, or solutions?

Thank you in advance!

Andrew
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