Wednesday, May 18, 2016

How To change the subject line of an email you are forwarding, on gmail

How To change the subject line of an email you are forwarding, on gmail.

1. You have pressed FORWARD. A new typing space has opened.


2. Move the mouse over the button just to left of Recipients box, and click it.



3. From the dropdown list of options that appears, please choose "Edit Subject"



4. Now you can edit your fwd'd email's subject to anything you like. Please write there a proper subject that is relevant to the actual email.

Non-examples of subject lines : try and avoid these:
  • Fwd: Please forward
  • Hi
  • Hello
  • Help needed
  • Help! :(
  • Urgent
  • Fwd: (no subject)
  • Request
  • Re: Digest 
  • Fwd: final draft mailer
  • Fw: Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Re: hi
Example subject line for an event:
  • Invite: Pune UnConference, 20 May'17, @Thoughtworks, Pune 
..so we got the event's name, date and location covered here. For any time-sensitive mailer, like an event or deadline for applications, including date/month in the subject line will greatly improve your mailer's success/conversion rate. Same for non--time-sensitive conversations.

At the end of the day, you do want people to read the email you are sending out. So a little subject line 'lane discipline' can go a long way! Thanks!

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