How to edit received email in Microsoft Outlook – Explained

Microsoft Outlook provides you with an option to edit received emails. The changes you make to the received email will be saved locally on your computer and would not reflect the change in the email for the sender or the other email recipients. In this article, we walk you through the steps on how to edit received emails in Microsoft Outlook using Windows PC.

Email is a quick and efficient way to send all types of data. It is the preferred method of communication for many businesses and is the go-to medium for a lot of people in the workplace.

Most of the time, you can tell what an email is about by its subject line. But sometimes, the subject line is empty or doesn’t give enough information for you to know what the email is about. Often, email messages have lots of unwanted text, like signatures or lists of unnecessary addresses and information.

In some cases, you may want the option to edit the subject and message of an email you’ve received. If you’re looking for a way to do this, you’re in the right place.

Edit received Email in Microsoft Outlook

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  • Launch Microsoft Outlook on your computer.
  • In your mailbox, search for the email you want to edit.
  • Double-click on the email to make changes in a separate window.
  • Now in the toolbar ribbon of the mail, go to the Move section and click the Actions button from the menu.
  • Select the Edit Message from the drop-down menu. This opens the email in editing mode.

Edit a subject line of a received message

To edit the subject line of the email, click the subject field on the mail.

Change the subject line.

Click the Save button on the upper left corner of the Email window.

Edit a text body of a received message

  • To edit the email’s message, click the body text below the subject line.
  • Edit the message. You can delete the entire message, remove unnecessary data, make corrections or type additional data as you want.
  • Once done, Click the Save button to apply the changes.

The aforementioned changes will only be displayed in your mailbox and will not be seen by the email’s sender or any other recipients.

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