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
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]