Entourage: Bulk save messages as text files?

I would like to save a selection of email messages as text files (this saves the message only…no Entourage markup).

Unfortunately, Entourage will only allow individual messages (not multiple selections) to be Saved As text.

Could someone give me some pointers on how to get around this with Applescript? I’m still very new to Applescript so I don’t know if this is too complicated for me

thanks much