Editing an Email Subject line in Outlook

WithEmail, a good subject line is essential for good filing, however not every sender considers that when composing their email. If you received an email that needs a more descriptive subject, follow these steps to edit the Subject line.

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To Edit the Outlook Subject line

  1. Open the message.
  2. Click the chevron (▿) at the far right of the message header. The header will expand down.
  3. Click your insertion point on the subject line and edit the text.
  4. Close the message, selecting Yes, when prompted to save (alternatively, press CTRL+S to save edits prior to close).

Want to edit the subject lines a little quicker?  Change your Outlook View Settings to  edit subjects lines directly from the Message List.

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Modify your view settings to edit subject lines from the Message list.

  1. Click View and select View Settings. The Advanced View Settings dialog appears.
  2. Click Other Settings button. The Other Settings dialog appears.
  3. Check the Allow in-cell editing.
  4. OK. OK.

Click the subject line you want to change, and edit directly in the Message List.

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apples to: Outlook 2016, Office 365