Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft’s Outlook.com webmail service launch is a surprise for everyone. Outlook.com preview reached 1 million on the first day itself, that is an impressive feat for Microsoft which is going head-on with Google’s Gmail for the free webmail service.

Metro design and clutter free mail box of Outlook.com impressed most of the early adopters if not everyone. Some of you might want to switch from other email services and you don’t like to work with mouse. There are several keyboard shortcuts you can use with Outlook webmail to increase productivity.

Enable or Disable keyboard shortcuts in Outlook.com

To enable or disable keyboard shortcuts go to settings button on top right corner of the browser and click “More mail settings”.

Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts

Now click on Keyboard Shortcuts in customizing Outlook section.

Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts

Here you can turn off or turn on Keyboard shortcuts, By Default Outlook and Outlook Web Access (OWA) shortcuts are enabled for you, you can use them or turn off or use other options like Gmail and Yahoo Mail. These shortcuts are similar to the Outlook desktop client, so if you have used Outlook in Office suite you can use the same shortcuts here.

Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts

List of Outlook keyboard Shortcuts

Action

Keyboard Shortcut

Delete a message Delete
Create a new message Ctrl+N
Send a message Ctrl+Enter
Open a message Ctrl+Shift+O
Print a message Ctrl+Shift+P
Reply to a message Ctrl+R
Reply all to a message Ctrl+Shift+R
Forward a message Ctrl+Shift+F
Save a draft message Ctrl+S
Flag a message for follow up L
Categorize a message C
Mark a message as junk Ctrl+Shift+J
Mark a message as read Ctrl+Q
Mark a message as unread Ctrl+U
Move to a folder Ctrl+Shift+V
Open the next message Ctrl+.
Open the previous message Ctrl+,
Close a message Esc
Search your email messages /
Check spelling F
Select all S then A
Deselect all S then N
Go to the inbox F then I
Go to your Drafts folder F then D
Go to your Sent folder F then S

Using Gmail and Yahoo Mail shortcuts

If you are coming from Gmail or Yahoo mail it would be useful to have the same shortcuts so you don’t have to remember new shortcuts. To make your life easier Microsoft has included these shortcuts in Outlook.com, all you have to do is enable Gmail or Yahoo Mail in Keyboard Shortcuts Section.

Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts

List of Gmail and Yahoo Mail keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook

Note: If a cell is empty, there is no corresponding keyboard shortcut in that email program.

Action

Gmail Keyboard Shortcut

Yahoo Mail Keyboard Shortcut

Delete a message # Delete
Create a new message C N
Send a message Alt+S
Open a message O
Print a message P
Reply to a message R R
Reply all to a message A A
Forward a message F F
Save a draft message Ctrl+S Ctrl+S
Mark a message as junk !
Mark a message as read Shift+I K
Mark a message as unread Shift+U Shift+K
Move to a folder D
Open the next message J Ctrl+.
Open the previous message K Ctrl+,
Close a message U Esc
Search your email messages / S
Select all * then A
Deselect all * then N
Go to the inbox G then I M
Go to your Drafts folder G then D
Go to your Sent folder G then T