Take the Hassles Out of Searching for Old Emails

by Yehuda Cagen 9. July 2010 08:42


Do you spend too much time searching for old emails?

 You've searched everywhere...


  • Inbox;
  • Sent Items;
  • Even your Deleted Folder


...but they're nowhere to be found?
Prevent wasting time searching for emails by changing the subject line.

Now, if Microsoft Outlook wasn’t such a dynamic tool, you’d probably have contact every email sender and give them an email etiquette lesson on how to be more descriptive in their subject line.


But lucky for you, you can change the subject line easily once you receive it - saving yourself search time and energy.


Try one of these two easy options when an email with an undesirable subject line arrives in your Inbox :


1.        Open the email, click where the subject line appears (note: does not look like you can edit it but you can.). Make sure to save when closing the email so the changes take place.  


2.        Change the setting of your inbox to allow in-cell editing

a.       View

b.       Arrange By

c.       Current View

d.       Customize Current View

e.       Other Settings

f.         Click Allow in-cell editing

g.       Ok, Ok….done.


You can modify the subject line to a specific Company name or File # or Document ID to use within your search folder criteria settings. This will allow you to view those emails quickly by clicking the Search folder which matches what you are looking for.


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