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How to set up reminder for Subject line in Microsoft Outlook

  1. Outlook
  2. Windows XP

Forgot to mention subject in mail??? You always keep the subject line of email to the last, and sent a very important detailed mail without the subject line. A mail without a subject line brings a bad impression on us. There is some precaution you can take against this if you are using “Microsoft Outlook”. The following vbscript will add a simple reminder that checks whether subject blank and prompts reminder text.

Follow the simple steps mentioned below.

  1. Open your Outlook,
  2. Opens the Visual Basic Editor (Alt+F11) and open Project-Project 1 (left side). If this doesn’t open Project-Project 1, then Press Ctrl+R.
  3. On the Left Pane, you can see “Microsoft Outlook Objects” or “Project1”, expand this. Now one can see the ThisOutLookSession
  4. Double click on ThisOutLookSession. It will open up a Code Pane on the right hand side.
  5. Copy and Paste the following code in the right pane (Code Pane) and save it
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$ = "Subject is Empty. Are you sure you want to send the Mail?"
If MsgBox(Prompt$, vbYesNo + vbQuestion + vbMsgBoxSetForeground, "Check for Subject") = vbNo
Then
Cancel = True
End If
End If
End Sub

Now whenever you try to send a mail without subject, a pop-up is raised to remind you of the blank subject.

Please suggest better methods if you know. Please notify if it is not working for you.

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