Adding the Date Field in the Subject Line of an Email Sent Through Outlook

Sometimes, especiallycalendar_date while working on group projects it becomes necessary to add the time stamp to the subject line of an email so that a receiver is aware of sequence of emails he is receiving from different individuals. Now the Ms Outlook application does not include the same in the subject line by default. To include the auto time field, please follow the steps mentioned below.


Adding the Time field in Subject Line Using a Custom Form

In this article we are taking Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2010 as reference. However such a custom form can be designed in older editions like the Outlook 2003 iteration.

  1. To start with you need to create a New Message in Outlook
  2. Once the New Message window comes up you need to hit the Design this Form option on the top developer bar
  3. In the design window you need select the Subject element box and then right click to bring in the Properties option.
  4. In the subsequent screen that shows up, go to the third tab called Value tab and move to the section labeled as Initial
  5. From there choose the Edit option and it place the Now() formula which bring out the current time
  6. Next you have to publish the email form with an appropriate name, say timestamp email.

Once the form template has been published and saved in Personnel Forms library, whenever you need to send an email with a timestamp, just select the said form and time would come up automatically. The process to choose the form is given out in the following steps.

  1. Go the Developer tab and then hit on Choose Form choice
  2. Next you need to opt for looking the library folder when the subsequent screen shows up
  3. Select the form that you had previously created and then hit on Open
  4. A New email message will come into the picture with date and time included in the subject line.


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