Learn English: The importance of a good email subject line

A good subject line for your email can be the difference between it being opened, left to sit in an inbox for a few days or even deleted right away.

It's important to have a good email subject line.

It’s important to have a good email subject line.

A good email subject line should consist of a few words (ideally under 40 characters) and can help emails to stand out in crowded inboxes. Your subject line should be relevant to the content of your email, and should convey the main purpose of your email message.

Take a look at the email below.

The importance of an email subject line.

The importance of an email subject line.

Which of the following subject lines do you think best suit the email?

1) Office designs – London

2) Meeting – your office

3) Jason Jones – new office

If you are up to the challenge, write a brief email from Ms Butler in response to the email.

Mr TESOL.