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 Quickly remove the prefixes such as FW / RE from selected email subjects in Outlook

When replying or forwarding messages, the prefix text RE or FW will be inserted in front of the subject line automatically. If you would like to remove all these prefix texts or other specific prefix text from multiple selected emails or all messages in selected folders, the Kutools for Outlook’s Remove Subject Prefix feature can help you to solve this task as quickly as possible.

Remove the prefixes such as FW / RE from email subjects in Outlook

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Remove the prefixes such as FW / RE from email subjects in Outlook

For removing multiple prefixes from selected messages or messages in selected folders, please do with the following steps:

Remove subject prefixes from emails in selected folders:

1. Click Kutools > Remove Subject Prefix, see screenshot:

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2. In the Remove Subject Prefix dialog box, do the following operations:

(1.) Select Folders from the Apply to section;

(2.) And then, click Configure button to open the Select Folder dialog box;

(3.) In the Select Folder dialog box, check the folders that you want to remove the subject prefixes from;

(4.) Then check Reply Prefix (RE:) or Forward Prefix (FW:) to remove the RE / FW prefix, at the same time, you can also enter the specific prefix text that you want to remove by checking the Custom option.

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3. After finishing the above settings, click Ok, and all the specified prefixes in the subject line of the selected folders have been deleted at once, see screenshot:

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Remove subject prefixes from selected emails:

If you just need to remove the subject prefixes from some selected messages, this feature also can help you.

1. First, you should select the emails that you want to delete the subject prefixes, and then apply this feature by clicking Kutools > Remove Subject Prefix. See screenshot:

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2. In the Remove Subject Prefix dialog box, do the following operations:

(1.) Select the Selected Messages option from the Apply to section;

(2.) Check Reply Prefix (RE:) or Forward Prefix (FW:) to remove the RE / FW prefix, at the same time, you can also enter the specific prefix text that you want to remove by checking the Custom option.

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3. Then click Ok button to close this dialog, and the prefix text you specified has been removed from the selected message subjects immediately.

Note: In the Custom textbox, only can type one specific prefix text to use once time.


Demo: Quickly remove the prefixes such as FW / RE from selected email subjects in Outlook

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