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How to Edit Received Emails in Outlook

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Editing received emails in Outlook might seem like an odd thing to do, but it actually can be useful. For example, you can add descriptive keywords to make it easier to find emails later, or annotate messages with notes. Here’s how to do it.

  • In Outlook, open up the message that you want to edit. Go to Message > Actions > Edit Message. 
  • You can make whatever changes you’d like, like fix spelling mistakes or make annotations.
  • When you close out of it, you’ll be asked if you’d like to save your changes to the message. Click Yes.
  • Now when you look at the email again, you can see that your edits are now included in the original email.

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