Edit Email Subject in Outlook

By | February 26, 2008

I know most of the time we think of the end users as being the lowest on the technological totem pole, but I learned something from someone the other day. This person told me that you could change the subject line of a received email in Outlook. I have taught a few classes on Outlook and I thought that was crazy talk. I was wrong.

This was tested in both Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. It may very well work in others, I just haven’t been able to test it out.

Simply open the email and select the subject, it doesn’t highlite or change, but you can start typing, deleting, editing. Why is this such a big deal. How many times have you gotten an email from someone with a blank subject or with a subject that had nothing to do with the email. This allows you to change the subject and save it and use it as a tagging feature when you search through your emails.

Just thought that was interesting.

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