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How do I change the subject line of an email exchange?

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How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? orren 7/26/09 3:57 PM
When I have long email exchanges, I often want to change the subject line in response to the evolving nature of the emails.  However, I can't figure out how to do this.  The only solution I have figured out is to start a new email (separate from the ongoing exchange), but that isn't great because important information is often within prior emails of the email exchange.  Please help. 

p.s.  I realize this question may be hard to understand but hopefully someone gets it.

Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? bkennelly 7/26/09 10:42 PM
You can change the subject by clicking "Edit subject" in the editor when you reply.
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? wendy.eklund 8/28/09 9:06 AM
This explains changing the subject when replying, thanks.  But some people skip a subject and I want to search for it without replying.  At work Outlook lets me edit the title and resave the email.  Is this possible in gmail?
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? bkennelly 8/28/09 9:23 AM
No, it is not possible to edit stored messages in Gmail.  The best you can do is forward it to yourself, and make the changes in that copy.
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? webdeveloperinsf 4/5/10 2:25 PM
I have exactly the same problem and seeking a solution. It seems like when you change the subject line, Gmail starts a new conversation and thats not good for me. For e.g. when a client send project requirements and I need to get a quote from a vendor but keep this all in one email trail, it is not possible. SUX but seeking a solution. I've posted a question, if anyone has a solution to this i.e. change the subject line but keep the conversation in the same email trail; if anyone know how can this be possible, pls let me know. Tks!
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? jthomefix 9/6/10 9:15 AM
  To change the subject line but keep the conversation in the same email trail.

 Open the email in the inbox,

 Click Forward at bottom of email, [not reply],

 click on Subject line info and edit subject. 

Then type your new message. 

You will need to choose  the Address  to send  again plus anyone else you choose to send to.

 Simple!!!!

John
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? Tonyhk 12/1/10 7:13 AM
when I want to reply to an email and to edit the subject , a panle comes up with all my files on the computer . I cannot edit the subject. The panel also pops up when I tick cc or anything on the email heading.
 
.I also have a problem accessing gmail..very slow to open ......
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? vickibma 1/26/11 8:25 PM
thomefix I hate to disagree, but your solution isn't "easy".
Easy would be just simply changing the subject line like any other email program allows.
This is why I have a love-hate relationship with G-Mail.

Another love-hate reason is that I can't right-click on a file to send it like in any other email program.  Instead, I have to compose an email first, and then go find the file again to attach it.

Why can't Gmail do these very basic things?
Re: How do I change the subject line of an email exchange? bkennelly 1/27/11 1:57 PM
I am not sure what is hard about clicking "Edit subject" when you want to change the subject.  

If you install the Gmail notifier, you can make Gmail your default email program, and should be able to send files from your file browser.