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Should the subject line be compulsory in GroupWise?



April 22, 2011 10:09 am





Q: BS wrote: How do I setup so that if I forget to give a subject for the mail, I get a prompt and the mail is not sent even if I click the send button. In other words how do I make the subject field compulsory.

A. There are no configuration settings to make the Subject line be compulsory. You can submit this as an enhancement by going to

It’s an interesting request, but we can think of times when someone might really want to send out an email with a blank subject line, and would not like it to be required. Anyone else think this is needed? Post a comment below.

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  1. By:mbt

    I would *hate* if it was compulsory and not selectable. But – it would be a nice feature to be able to turn on or off – either a rule or just a config check box.

  2. By:smoring

    Aside from not looking professional, a subject line like the one above doesn’t give the reader any idea about what’s in the email until they open it. I don’t like to receive emails that have no subject, but I also can’t see making it a mandatory field.

    Perhaps a nag or “bad form” message could be superimposed over the subject field until something is typed in?!?