Twice since I started Hawk Wings, people have emailed to ask if there is a way to edit misspelt or inaccurate subject lines in received emails for better searching.
Nope, I said. Can’t be done.
I was wrong.
A tip on macOSXHints explains how to do it.
Just drag the email into the drafts folders, double-click on it, edit the subject line to your heart’s content, save it and grad it back to the mailbox it came from. All done.
UPDATE: There is a downside to this, though, as Jacob points out in the comments. It will also change the sender’s name to your own. So you need to think about how you search for things, by subject or by sender, and whether or not—for you—the cure is worse than the cold.
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Tags: Apple Mail, Apple Mail Tips, better filing, editing, mail.app, subject line