The subject and content of a received e-mail is according to the sender’s whim, but you can change the subject line to something better or add notes to your body quickly and easily with Microsoft Outlook.
Have you ever forwarded an email to yourself or created a new task instead of selecting a follow-up email just so you can add notes to it? Maybe you̵7;ve pulled an email to OneNote or Evernote so you can write a little context around it? Or maybe you just silently cursed the sender for not adding a useful subject line or not adding a subject at all.
One way or another, received emails would sometimes be more useful if you could edit the topic or add notes to them. But there is no need for a clumsy process or third-party software because in Microsoft Outlook you can edit a received email.
How to edit the subject line of an email
To edit the subject line of an e-mail message, double-click it to open the e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook. From there, place the cursor on the subject line and start writing.
When you are 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 contents of an email
Editing the body text in Microsoft Outlook is almost as simple as editing the subject line.
To open the e-mail, double-click it, and in the ribbon, choose Actions> Edit Message.
Now place the cursor in the email and add text or edit the existing text. When you are done, click the “Save” button and close the email.
That’s all there is to it. You can edit all e-mail messages in Microsoft Outlook, regardless of who sent it or which folder it is in.