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For the third year in a row, I am happy to bring you the Best Email Subject Lines of the year! You can read the Best Email Subject Lines of 2017 and the Best Email Subject Lines of 2018 if you’d like to take a look.

But these, right here, are the freshest good subject lines for emails.

How I Judge The Best Email Subject Lines of the Year

  • 3rd place – You make this list. Sometime over the last year, I opened an email from you and said, ‘Hey, wow. Good work.’ I popped a label on it so you would be on this list when it came out.
  • 2nd place – You make this list more than twice.
  • 1st place – You have subject lines in this list more than anyone else.

It’s true, this list is subjective, and I subscribe to more digital marketers and sales trainers than most people – however, I follow these people the most, because they are the best at writing subject lines that capture attention and get opened.

3RD PLACE – Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

2ND PLACE – Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

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Marisa Murgatroyd

Marisa Murgatroyd provides done-for-you branding, website design, and training.

Marisa’s Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

  • $297 today, $497 tomorrow
  • We could really use your sick dance moves
  • how to tell an awesome mastermind from one that sucks

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Erin Flynn

Erin Flynn is a digital strategist and website designer. 

Erin’s Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

  • Have a second to help me out?
  • It’s time to make emails as easy as copy + paste
  • Where do you find web design clients?

Susan Pierce Thompson

Susan is an author, speaker, and trainer at Bright Line Eating.

Susan’s Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

  • 70 percent? Can this be true?
  • Can I ask you something?
  • Do this one thing, today, for me.

1st Place – Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

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Ryan Deiss, Digital Marketer

Ryan Deiss is the creator of, and provides some of the best training tools and digital marketing certification programs on the web. It’s no wonder he is this year’s winner – this is exactly the kind of material he teaches.

Marisa also has one of the best platforms on the internet, IMHO. She’s got crystal-clear messaging, top-notch website design, excellent sales funnels and creates a TON of content. So it’s no big surprise that she showed up in this (highly subjective) list a total of NINE times.

Ryan’s Best Email Subject Lines of 2019

  1. [CLOSING] Unicorns pooping rainbows?
  2. I proposed on the first date
  3. This is awkward, but…
  4. I noticed your name still isn’t on the list, CAELAN

You may have noticed, when Ryan’s final subject line landed in my inbox, it displayed my name in all CAPS.

This is because whenever I subscribe to newsletters…I always put my name in all CAPS. This way, I can immediately differentiate between automated and personal emails.

When you have 395,911 unread emails in your inbox (like I do) you find some quirky ways to manage the volume, and this is one of them.

What was your fave subject line in this list? Click here and tell me on Twitter!

About The Author

Caelan Huntress is the father of 3 kids, and in his spare time serves as creative director of Stellar Platforms. He is also a writer, digital marketer, multimedia producer, and a retired superhero. He blogs about his adventures on