2 Quick Tips to Redirect an Email in Your Outlook

Unlike forward, email redirection will not include the original message headers and not add the “FW” prefix alike in the email subject, such that the recipients cannot know the original email’s actual sources. This article will show you 2 quick methods to redirect an email.

When you forward an email, you will find that the forwarding email will automatically include the original message header, namely its actual sources. And “FW” prefix will be auto added to the subject, like the following screenshot:

Include the Original Message Header in Forward

However, at times, for some reasons, you’re reluctant to let your recipients know the actual sources of the original message. Therefore, if you still use “Forward”, you have to manually delete the email header and “FW” every time. It will troublesome. In this case, why not try “Email Redirection”? It will create a same email as the original message and won’t include its header. Also, you won’t see any prefixes like “FW” in its subject. Here are 2 smart tips to redirect an email.

Tip 1: Resend this Email

  1. At the very outset, start Outlook application as usual.
  2. Then pitch on an email which you want to forward.
  3. Next double click on the mail to open it in its own window.
  4. In the popup message window, hit “Actions” button in “Move” group.
  5. From its drop down list, you ought to select “Resend This Message”.Resend this message
  6. Subsequently, you may receive a message, like the following screenshot. Now you should select “Yes”.Message Prompting You Are Not the Original Sender
  7. Finally a new message will turn up, in which only the original message body remains. At this point, you can compose the message and send it out lastly.Original Message Body Only

Tip 2: Redirect an Email with Outlook VBA

  1. In the first place, switch to “Developer” tab and click on “Visual Basic” button.
  2. Then in the new window, you can open a new module by “Insert” > “Module”.
  3. Subsequently, you ought to copy and paste the following VBA codes into it.
Sub RedirectEmail()
    Dim olItem As MailItem
    Dim olNewMail As MailItem
 
    Set olItem = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)

    If olItem.Class = olMail Then
       Set olNewMail = olItem.Forward
       With olNewMail
            'Remove "FW" prefix in subject
            .Subject = olItem.Subject
            .HTMLBody = olItem.HTMLBody
            .Display
       End With
    End If
End Sub

VBA Codes - Redirect an Email

  1. After that, you can exit the current window and change your macro security level to low.
  2. Later you need to add the new VBA project to Quick Access Toolbar or ribbon. Here we take “Ribbon” as an example.
  • Firstly, go to “File” > “Options” > “Customize Ribbon”.
  • Then create a new group under “Home” tab.Create a New Group in Ribbon
  • Next you need to add the new macro to the new custom group and select a preferred icon to it, like the following image.Add the New VBA Project to the New Group
  1. Eventually you can go back to the main Outlook window. You will find the new button, shown as the image below.New Macro ButtonFrom now on, every time when you want to redirect an email, you can first select the email and then click the button.Leave Original Message Body Only via VBA

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