Outlook for Mac 2011: How to Change the Subject Line of Received Emails

Have you ever received an email containing information that is valuable to you but the subject line in no way reflects the contents of the message? It makes going back and looking for that email a major pain. By changing the subject line of the received email, you can have it better reflect the information contained within.

1. Go to the Inbox or email folder that contains the email message that you wish to change.

2. Find the desired sent message in the list and select it.

3. Go to the menu, click Message and select Edit Message.

4. When the email message opens, make any changes to the subject of the email. You can also make any necessary changes to the body of the email as well.

5. Close the message. When prompted for saving your changes, click the Save button.


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  • Allemand

    You only need to follow these steps if you want to change the body of the message. The only thing you need to change the subject of a message is to open it. Then change the subject to whatever you want and save the changes by either CTRL+S or close the message and say Yes at the prompt to save the changes.

  • Fashion and Style Portal

    Cool! 🙂

  • Antonino

    Em meu Outlook 2011 – mac não tem o campo Edit message e não consigo também alterar o Subject não e evitável.

    Tem algo a mais?

  • Roula

    can not find the Edit message in the message menu, what shall I do??

  • Kim Chi

    I cannot find tab “Edit Message” in tab “Message”. In another word, my “Message” tab does not have “Edit Message” tab. I am using Mac Lion.
    Could you help me?


    Kim Chi

  • Kim Chi Nguyen

    Dear Rob Rogers,

    I follow your instruction but I don’t know why my Outlook does not have tab “Edit Message” in Tab “Message” as you showed

    Could you help me


  • Kim Chi Nguyen

    Dear Rob Rogers,

    I am using Outlook 2011 for Mac Lion


    Kim Chi

  • ebru

    there is no ‘edit message’ line under the ‘message’ menu, anything possible to make it appeara?