The subject and the text of a received e-mail are in the mood of the sender. However, you can change the subject line to better text or add notes to the text quickly and easily using Microsoft Outlook.
Have you ever forwarded an email to yourself or created a new task instead of marking an email for follow-up so you can add notes? Maybe you dragged an email into OneNote or Evernote so you can add a little context to it? Or maybe you just cursed the sender for not adding a useful subject line or a subject at all.
One way or another, received emails are sometimes more useful if you can edit the subject or add notes. However, there is no need for a cumbersome process or third-party software as you can edit a received email in Microsoft Outlook.
How to edit the subject line of an email
To edit the subject line of an email, open the email in Microsoft Outlook by double-clicking it. From there, place your cursor on the subject line and start typing.
When you’re done, click the Save button and close the email.
That’s it – no settings to change, no buttons to click, no menus to navigate. Just open the email and enter the subject line.
How to edit the text of an email
Editing the body of an e-mail is in Microsoft Outlook nearly as easy as editing the subject line.
Open the email by double-clicking it, then on the ribbon, select Actions> Edit Message.
Now place your cursor in the body of the email and add text or edit the existing text. When you’re done, click the Save button and close the email.
That’s all there is to it. You can edit any email in Microsoft Outlook, regardless of who sent it or what folder it is in.