A reader recently asked if it was possible to edit the Subject of Outlook emails. He wanted to put in terms that would make the emails easier to find using Outlook Search later. The short answer is YES.
Here is how to edit the subject:
- Open Outlook
- Double-click on the message you want to edit to open in a new window
- In Outlook 2003 or earlier, click Edit > Edit Message
In Outlook 2007, on the Message tab go to the Actions group > click Other Actions > Edit Message
In Outlook 2010/2013, on the Message tab go to the Move group > click Actions > Edit Message
- Make the changes to the email subject (and body if required)
- When done editing, close the email and you will be prompt to keep the changes or not. Click Yes to save the changes.
NOTE: I don’t personally change the Subject of emails. Instead I use Email Tags to tag my emails with keywords for searching later.
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