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Never Send a Blank Subject Line in Outlook Again

There are all sorts of Outlook pitfalls that can make you look like a doofus. I've already told you how to avoid forgetting to include the attachment, but this week I have a short tutorial on how to prevent blank subject lines that scream: "I wasn't paying attention when I sent this e-mail."

Watch this short Business Hacks exclusive video (try it in full screen mode for best results) to learn how to learn how to add a macro to Outlook so it will always warn you if you try to send an e-mail without a subject line.

Want to try it for yourself? Here is the code I mentioned in the video, which you'll want to paste into Outlook's Visual Basic editor:

Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean) Dim strSubject As String strSubject = Item.Subject If Len(Trim(strSubject)) = 0 Then Prompt$ = "The subject line is empty. Do you want to send the message anyway?" If MsgBox(Prompt$, vbYesNo + vbQuestion + _ vbMsgBoxSetForeground, "Check for Subject") = vbNo Then Cancel = True End If End If End Sub
And while you're trying to improve your e-mails, you might want to check out how to write more effective emails. [via The Code Project]

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