Saving emails as PDF files using your iPhone or iPad works like this:
- Open the "Mail" app & Select an email;
- Click the arrow button on the tool bar (bottom);
- Select the "Print" option;
- Open the preview of your email;
- Select "Share";
- Open the PDF email in Apple Books;
If you can't see the option to open your email in Books, then select "More", and Books should be there.