Disable outlook 2010 no-subject warning

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Ed

How can you disable the warning you get when you send out emails wih no

subject in Outlook 2010?

While this warning may be a usfeul feature for some, espcally in business

scenarios, it is extremely annoying for others.
 

larry

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
How can you disable the warning you get when you send out emails wih no


subject in Outlook 2010?




While this warning may be a usfeul feature for some, espcally in business


scenarios, it is extremely annoying for others.





It can't be disabled.
 
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VanguardLH

Ed wrote:


> How can you disable the warning you get when you send out emails wih no
> subject in Outlook 2010?

> While this warning may be a usfeul feature for some, espcally in business
> scenarios, it is extremely annoying for others.


This is not a new feature to Outlook 2010. It exists for all versions

of Outlook. Outlook was designed as a business-class or corporate

e-mail client, not specifically for personal/home use.

You should never be sending e-mails with blank Subject headers. Many

anti-spam and user-defined filters will discard e-mails with blank

subjects. It is fairly easy to define a rule to discard any e-mails

with a blank subject. If you have the time to compose the e-mail body

then you have the time to introduce your e-mail with a subject. Just

why would I bother reading your e-mails that you are too lazy to add a

subject for it? This is not a pro-spamming newsgroup to get help on how

to con recipients into opening your e-mails because you chose to *hide*

the content of your message by not showing a subject. In around 19 out

of 20 e-mails with blank subjects, they were spam. So expect your blank

subject e-mails to get treated as spam.
 

dannyboy

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This is not a new feature to Outlook 2010.





I've just upgraded to Outlook 2010 and have the same issue. For info, I never had this issue in Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97 or 95.




You should never be sending e-mails with blank Subject headers. Many


anti-spam and user-defined filters will discard e-mails with blank


subjects. It is fairly easy to define a rule to discard any e-mails


with a blank subject. If you have the time to compose the e-mail body


then you have the time to introduce your e-mail with a subject. Just


why would I bother reading your e-mails that you are too lazy to add a


subject for it? This is not a pro-spamming newsgroup to get help on how


to con recipients into opening your e-mails because you chose to *hide*


the content of your message by not showing a subject. In around 19 out


of 20 e-mails with blank subjects, they were spam. So expect your blank


subject e-mails to get treated as spam.





I totally disagree. The overwhelming majority of junk mails in our spam filter (and there are a LOT of them) have subjects, even if they are nonsensical. Simply blocking a mail because it has no subject line is a pretty crude way of trying to stop spam.




Also, I can't speak for the OP, but in my case I frequently send quick internal emails with no subject, for example to forward a URL or file to a colleague or friend who is expecting the email and thus doesn't need the email to have an "introduction". To make it impossible to disable the subject warning in Outlook 2010 seems pretty stupid IMO.
 

dannyboy

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Also, your inference that the OP wants to disable this feature as a pro-spamming measure is extremely patronising. Just because some people work in a different way to you doesn't make them lazy or spammers.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I've just upgraded to Outlook 2010 and have the same issue. For info, I never had this issue in Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97 or 95.








I totally disagree. The overwhelming majority of junk mails in our spam filter (and there are a LOT of them) have subjects, even if they are nonsensical. Simply blocking a mail because it has no subject line is a pretty crude way of trying to stop spam.




Also, I can't speak for the OP, but in my case I frequently send quick internal emails with no subject, for example to forward a URL or file to a colleague or friend who is expecting the email and thus doesn't need the email to have an "introduction". To make it impossible to disable the subject warning in Outlook 2010 seems pretty stupid IMO.



Correct, its a new feature in Outlook 2010 - it was a frequently requested feature in previous version but was never added to them. While no subject might increase the spam confidence level a little, its not why it was added - many users asked for it. Some people might filter on no subject, figuring its spam, but its no guarantee either way.




It's good netiquette to include a subject, even if its just FYI... i either use that or paste the URL in the subject and the body. I'm actually annoyed when people (like my daughter) don't use subjects. She could at least put 'hey mom' in the subject... then conversation view would group all her messages together, not mixed with all the other no subject messages.
 

Parish Mills

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
IMAP
it should - if not this one works with 2013 and 2016 - Disable Outlook 2010's No Subject Warning using VBA

(it looks like its a slightly newer version of peter's macro)
Thanks Diane. This worked. I did have to do one more step to get it to work, and that was to enable macros.

While in Outlook select File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Macro Settings > Seelct "Enable all macros..." > Tick "Apply macro security..." > OK.​
 
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