Would you say an e-mail subject is like a headline in a newspaper and thus we don't use articles in it or not?

So, is it:

Textvorlage für neue Fußzeile


Textvorlage für die neue Fußzeile

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    Note that in German there is a difference between E-Mail (engl. e-mail) and Email (engl. enamel). The latter is a colored or whitish glassy coating. Assuming that you mean e-mail, I corrected your post accordingly. Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 16:57
  • @BjörnFriedrich I don't think many ppl know this alternative (less common) spelling. For me it's always been Emaille.
    – hash-tag
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 17:01
  • That's not the point. Irrespective of which word you prefer, Emaille or Email, both refer only to the coating. None is an alternative spelling for E-Mail, which must be hyphenated (in German). Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 17:13
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    @BjörnFriedrich But the post is in English, not German. So why should the German spelling matter here?
    – Kaskade
    Commented Jun 17, 2023 at 11:20

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These are both natural and I would understand both of them, neither seems obviously better than the other. I would not notice the difference if someone used one or the other.

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