Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficient.

Previously I have covered Microsoft Windows, Windows 8.1 and RT, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Ubuntu, Apple, WordPress, Twitter,and Windows Mail app, Thunderbird, Outlook, Opera Mail, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Gmail and Yahoo Mail Keyboard Shortcuts. This article covers Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts. So let’s get started.

Write email

N/Ctrl+N (Create a new email)
Alt+. (Show address book)
Ctrl+Enter/Alt+S (Send an email)
R (Reply to an email)
Shift+R (Reply all to an email)
Shift+F (Forward an email)
F7 (Check spelling)
Ctrl+Y (Insert an Emoji)
Ctrl+S (Save draft)

Read email

O/Enter (Open an email)
Shift+I (Show blocked content)
/ (Search your email)
Esc (Close an email)
X (Expand/Collapse a conversation)

Go to

G then I (Go to Inbox)
G then L (Go to Flagged)
G then D (Go to Drafts)
G then S (Go to Sent)
Ctrl+3 (Go to People)
? (Show keyboard help)

Email actions

Del (Delete an email)
E (Archive)
J (Mark an email as junk)
V (Move to a folder)
Shift+E (New Folder)
C (Categorize an email)
Shift+G (New Category)
Y (Remove all categories)
Q (Mark an email as read)
U (Mark an email as unread)
Insert (Flag an email)
Shift+P (Print an email)

Email list

S then A (Select all emails)
S then N (Deselect all emails))
Ctrl+./Down (Move selection downwards)
Ctrl+,/Up (Move selection upwards)
M/F9 (Refresh)

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