Can I make an email printer-friendly?

When my mother tries to print her emails, it ends up printing the whole web page that the email is on. This will include the advertisements on the right side as well as her Inbox folders on the left side. As a result (as seen from a screenshot which I’ve shown below), her actual emails (which is the only thing she really wants printed) only occupies a thin column that runs down the middle of the page.
     Is there a way to print her emails in a printer-friendly format so that only the actual email (and nothing else) gets printed.
     Here's what I'm talking about:
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Reading email in an email client application such as Outlook, Eudora or Thunderbird gets you the email and nothing else.

Unfortunately this is not possible with free email providers such as AOL, Yahoo or Gmail as they want to be very sure that you see their ads, and (unless you pay extra) it's not possible to use an email client with those services.

But if you do subscribe to a service that lets you use an email client, the interface is a lot cleaner (see below).

Eudora email window
In the case where the user is stuck with a web-page interface, one way to get a clean print is to cut-and-paste the text into a word processor such as Notepad, Wordpad or Word, and print from there.  This does, however, cause problems if the cut-and-paste contains images.

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I use GMail (web interface) and do NOT have that problem!

When viewing an individual email, if I click on the "Print All" Icon, a separate tab open with just the email and in a "print friendly" manner...

I use the Google Chrome browser, and the GMail web interface...
I suggest she do the same!
i use often the snnipping tool and copy that into word before printing
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Andrew LeniartFreelance JournalistCommented:
Another workaround you can try is to highlight what you want to print, then press Ctrl+P and the Print Preview should only show what you have highlighted. I often do this on web pages where I just want to print a certain part of a web page to a PDF or normal printer. You could give that a try too if your mum is comfortable with highlighting text.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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well - not much of a feedback john
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