Handy Keyboard Shortcuts For MS Outlook And Outlook.com Webmail

Microsoft seems to have admitted that Hotmail isn’t working as well as they would like. This is why they have launched a newer version of Hotmail, known as Outlook.com. In an attempt to reinvigorate the UI and make the webmail experience more user friendly, they have made a number of changes, including the addition of a Metro style user interface. If you have used the desktop version of MS Outlook, then you might find these changes quite familiar. In fact, now you can use several hotkeys which are already available for the desktop version of MS Outlook.

If you like using keyboard shortcuts to speed up your tasks on Microsoft Outlook, then you might find the below mentioned hotkeys useful for making your Outlook.com experience more pleasant.

Outlook.com

Outlook.com / Microsoft Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

Actions

Keyboard Shortcuts

Delete a messageDelete
Create a new messageCTRL+N
Send a messageCTRL+Enter
Open a messageCTRL+Shift+O
Print a messageCTRL+Shift+P
Reply to a messageCTRL+R
Reply all to a messageCTRL+Shift+R
Forward a messageCTRL+Shift+F
Save a draft messageCTRL+S
Flag a message for follow upL
Categorize a messageC
Mark a message as junkCTRL+Shift+J
Mark a message as unreadCTRL+U
Move to a folderCTRL+Shift+V
Open the next messageCTRL+.
Open the previous messageCTRL+,
Close a messageEsc
Search your email messages/
Check SpellingF7
Select AllS then A
Deselect AllS then N
Go to the inboxF then I
Go to your Drafts folderF then D
Go to your Sent folderF then S

 

You can also save this image to keep a record of the Outlook hotkeys.

Outlook.com hotkeys

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