116+ Best Reconnecting Email Subject Lines [2021]

116+ Best Reconnecting Email Subject Lines [2021]

If you're looking to boost your email open rates and increase sales, your email subject line is the first (and most important) step in achieving those goals.

Did you know that 33% of email recipients open emails because of an engaging subject line?

That's why it's critical to craft a catchy email subject line that will get you the traffic and conversions you deserve.

We've put together a list of 116+ best reconnecting email subject lines [2021].

Some are proven examples from other successful campaigns, and some are creative ideas to inspire you.

Creative Email Subject Line Ideas

  • Big fan of your work asking for quick advice
  • “Let’s grab dinner”
  • “Any summer travel plans?”
  • Happy [season]!
  • HI, [NAME], great chatting with you at that event
  • Hi, [NAME], just following up to the call we had on [DAY]
  • “I’m a little lost”
  • “Just caught your interview with [source]”
  • “What do you think about [news event]?”
  • Just read your opinion on [TOPIC]. Wow!
  • I have some great info about [TOPIC]
  • From one [OCCUPATION] to another
  • “Is [event] worth it?”
  • Hi, [NAME], this is [YOUR NAME]
  • Great talking to you on the phone, please let me know when free for more networking
  • Let's catch up!
  • “Your recent article blew me away”
  • “Did you catch [occurrence] at [event]?”
  • “Amazing words to you <day> ” (eg “today”, last night, “yesterday”, “Friday”, etc.)
  • “How can I thank you?”
  • “About my application …”
  • “Fellow [city resident] who would love to connect”
  • “HBO password?”
  • “Nice to meet you at [event]”
  • [NAME], I really found your piece inspiring – would like to discuss the topic further
  • Referred by [MUTUAL CONTACT NAME] to discuss [TOPIC]
  • “Can you introduce me to [connection]?”
  • Hello again!
  • [MUTUAL CONTACT NAME] told me you know a lot about [TOPIC]. Hope we can discuss it sometimes
  • “What’s your favorite [subject] book?”
  • “[Mutual acquaintance] suggested I reach out”
  • I noticed that you know a lot about [TOPIC]
  • “Recovered from [event]?”
  • “This is [name] from [event]”
  • “3 Weeks Ideas For You”
  • NAME], can you please help me with [TOPIC]
  • “Checking for updates: <job title> application”
  • [Your name] from [your company], seeking meeting
  • I’ve been following your work for a long time. Let me briefly introduce myself
  • “Fellow Chamber of Commerce member who would love to connect”
  • Hey, [NAME], let me introduce myself
  • [NAME], let’s collaborate
  • “Remember me?”
  • “Any recommendations?”
  • Hi, it’s [YOUR NAME]. [MUTUAL CONTACT NAME] introduced us at that event.
  • “Fellow [member of program] who would love to connect”
  • “Any recommendations in [city]?”
  • Hi, [NAME], I think you’ll find this interesting
  • “10 minutes – [date]?”
  • Checking in since we last spoke.
  • “Free for lunch?”
  • “You were impressive”
  • “Follow my application”
  • My opinion on [TOPIC], let me know what you think
  • Follow the email subject line up after an interview
  • “Can I buy you a coffee?”
  • “Can we meet up before [event]?”
  • Looking to learn more about [TOPIC]
  • “Hope to help”
  • “Idea [optimistic about the topic]”
  • “We [insert actually] are in general …”
  • Saying hello + a quick question about [TOPIC]
  • “How can I help?”
  • “Congrats on the nomination”
  • You have such extensive experience about [TOPIC], would love to hear more
  • “What a great post on LinkedIn”
  • “Congrats on the promotion”
  • “Thanks for your time”
  • About your work
  • “Fellow [graduate of school] who would love to connect”
  • I have just read your article on [PUBLICATION], and I have a few questions about it
  • “New connection from [event]”
  • I have some different insights on the topic you recently covered
  • Hi, it’s [YOUR NAME]. Let’s continue our discussion further
  • “Which job <job title> location?”
  • Checking in since we last spoke
  • “Have you tried [this restaurant] yet?”
  • “Loved your contribution to [publication]”
  • “Saw you on Twitter”
  • “Happy birthday!”
  • Hey [NAME] 🙋‍♂️. I would love to hear your opinion on [ENTER TOPIC]
  • “Really enjoyed [recent blog post]”
  • “Does my application have any updates?”
  • Hey, [NAME], I enjoyed our talk so much. Ping me when free to talk some more
  • [NAME], did you have the time to think about our call from the other day?
  • Can I buy you a coffee?
  • “You surprised me”
  • “I hope you enjoyed [event]”
  • “Do you have any advice?”
  • “Fellow [insert interest here] who would love to connect”
  • “Can you help?”
  • “Just wanted to pass on my congrats on the award”
  • “Do you know [likely mutual acquaintance]?”
  • “Great talk with you!”
  • Just thinking about what you told me during that meetup. Care to discuss it further?
  • “Following up after [event]”
  • “Do you have time for [meeting request]?”
  • “What’s your best tip for [topic]?”
  • “Do you need anything else from me?”
  • “Checking in since we last spoke”
  • Your latest work is awesome, [NAME]! Let me pick your brain 🤓
  • Looking to swap ideas with a fellow [OCCUPATION]
  • “Do not open this email”
  • Hi [NAME], [MUTUAL CONTACT NAME] friend here. We’ve met the other day
  • Inspired by your post on [SOCIAL MEDIA]
  • “Thank you for your valuable time” (eg, “today”, this afternoon, “yesterday”, “Friday”, etc.)
  • Hi [NAME], let’s collaborate on this great project
  • “Happy [holiday]!”
  • “<Title of job> Opening Jobs” note
  • “Talking to you great”
  • “Free drinks?”
  • [Your name] from [your company], seeking meeting.
  • “I think you’ll love this article”
  • Hello, Mr.|Mrs. [NAME]. I’ve learned so much following your work
  • “Really enjoyed our conversation <day> ” (eg “today”, “yesterday”, “friday”, etc.)
  • It was an honor talking to you in that meetup, [NAME]

GUIDE: How To Write A Great Subject Line

As we mentioned above, crafting a catchy subject line is critical to the performance of your email campaign.

While just a few words may seem like a small piece of your overall message, this is the first impression your audience will have before they decide whether to open your email.

If your subject line isn't engaging or appealing enough, there's a chance it could get buried in your reader's inbox.

Let's go over the proven tips on how to craft a subject line that boosts engagement:

What makes a great subject line?

First, let's discuss the fundamentals of creating a great subject line:

  • Spark interest and curiosity
  • A clear and urgent call to action
  • An offer/intriguing discount
  • Personalization (this can be done by sending out different versions of emails to subscribers based on their preferences)
  • Relevance - make sure your subject line covers the current trends and topics within your industry

5 Tips To Crafting a Great Subject Line

Now, let's dive into the specifics of how to create a great subject line for your next campaign:

1. Use a familiar sender name

Although this may seem obvious, it's a piece many marketers miss the ball on.

Your readers want to feel like your email is coming from a human and not a corporation or automated system.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is by changing the sender's name to YOUR name or someone in the company that is well known.

Here's a great example of this from Marketing Examples


Pro Tip

Avoid the "no-reply" sender name at all costs. This makes your email feel unfamiliar, unapproachable, and less personable.

2. Keep your subject short and to the point

If your subject line is too long, it will get cut off, which could impact your reader's chances of opening your email.

The rule of thumb (for both mobile and desktop) is to keep your subject line under 50 characters.

3. Add personal touches to your subject line

If you have access to information about your subscriber (ie. name, location, etc), you can use this to benefit your subject line and catch your readers attention.

It's important not to go overboard here, but adding even the simplest touch such as their name can build trust and rapport.

Here's a great example of a personalized email + offer I received from BarkBox with my dog's name in the subject line:


4. Avoid making any false promises

Your subject line makes a commitment to your reader, so it's important you don't stretch the truth just to simply get more opens and clicks.

In the grand scheme of things, making false promises will end up hurting your open rate as your readers will lose trust in you.

5. Give them a sneak peek of what's inside

Telling your subscriber what is inside helps with open and clicks.

For example, if you're providing your reader with a free guide or e-book, consider making your subject line something along the lines of:

"Your FREE marketing e-book awaits!"


If you want your email campaign to perform well, it all starts with your subject line.

Think about the emails you receive in your inbox and what makes you click vs what gets buried - odds are, the same habits go for your customer.

We hope you enjoyed our guide + list of 116+ best reconnecting email subject lines [2021].

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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