Find emails with blank subjects in Outlook

Find all those emails without subject lines

Email messages that do not have a subject are not easy to find in the Outlook message list. Instead, use the search function to find those emails. Then select emails with no subject to rename them with a descriptive subject.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; and Outlook for Office 365.

Find emails with blank lines in Outlook

To find emails with blank subject fields in Outlook:

  1. Click Ctrl+E to go to the tab Search .

  2. In Group parameters: select Search Tools . Or click on Ctrl+Shift+F .

  3. Select advanced search .

  4. Select Overview .

  5. Choose which folders you want to search and click Okay . Check the box if you wish. Search in subfolders for a more thorough search.

  6. Select tab Additionally .

  7. In chapter Define additional criteria select drop-down arrow Field and select Frequently used fields > Subject .

  8. Click the drop-down arrow Condition and select empty .

  9. Select Add to the list .

  10. Select Find now .

  11. Messages with empty subject fields appear at the bottom of the dialog box.

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