I'm applying for jobs. I've got to send the same cover letter to multiple addresses, albeit making some minor edits. But every time I choose to forward an email, I see that the subject line adds "Fwd:" as a prefix, and in the email body, it adds the details of senders and recipients of the original message under the heading "---------- Forwarded message ----------".

Editing it out manually, or even copypasting into a new email, are what I've been doing. Is there any simpler way? Maybe an option in the settings that I missed?

I want to get the original email content, attachments, and subject line without any changes when I choose to forward to another address. How can I do that?

  • What is wrong with editing that out? Dec 25, 2017 at 17:12
  • @EightDaysofMalaise Editing it out manually is what I've been doing. Is there any other way? Maybe an option in the settings that I missed?
    – NVZ
    Dec 25, 2017 at 17:13
  • Shame they don't have an "Edit as New" option Dec 25, 2017 at 17:36
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    You could probably write a script to do that, but Gmail has no native way to do it.
    – freginold
    Dec 26, 2017 at 11:51
  • Related: Edit message as new in Gmail.
    – ale
    Dec 26, 2017 at 17:17

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Try a Mail Merge for Gmail technique like the Mail Merge with Attachments Add-on

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