App to edit subject lines of received emails

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Crusoe, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Crusoe, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016

    Crusoe macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2014
    Is there a third party iPhone app that enables you to edit the subject line of a received email?

    More specifically: I don't meant the subject line of a sent email. I would like to change the subject line of received email so that I can make them more meaningful (e.g. for order confirmations, to take out anything extraneous so that the order number is visible on a small screen).

    You can't do it in the built-in app. You can do it on with the Mac mail app, although it involves a few steps. But is there any way to do it on an iPhone?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Not sure about what you're looking for, but why not just organise the emails in folders/subfolders? At least this way it'll also update on the Mac Mail app.
  3. Crusoe thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2014
    What I'm looking to do is make the subjects meaningful at a glance - if I've received a mail entitled something like "Your order confirmation" or "FW:" or "RE:" it's not very clear; I want to edit those to include information that I can see at a glance. I don't receive enough emails to need a more complicated filing structure.
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Out of curiosity, how can it be done on a Mac?

    The only way I can really think of is perhaps to forward the email to yourself with the edited subject line to whatever you want it to be.
  5. Crusoe thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2014
    On a Mac you click the zigzag arrow button (I think it's 'redirect'). You can then edit the subject, save as a draft, and drag from the draft folder back into the inbox. You can then delete the original.

    Forwarding to myself, or sending to a second email account and then replying, are possibilities but then of course you lose the sender.

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