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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Outlook Express keyboard shortcuts

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Using Outlook Express keyboard shortcuts

You can use shortcut keys to select commands and navigate through the preview pane and the message list. Except where indicated, shortcuts apply to both e-mail and newsgroups.

Main window, view message window, and send message window

To Press
Open Help topics F1
Select all messages CTRL+A

Main window and view message window

To Press
Print the selected message CTRL+P
Send and receive e-mail CTRL+M
Delete an e-mail message DEL or CTRL+D
Open or post a new message CTRL+N
Open the Address Book CTRL+SHIFT+B
Reply to the message author CTRL+R
Forward a message CTRL+F
Reply to all CTRL+SHIFT+R or CTRL+G (news only)
Go to your Inbox CTRL+I
Go to the next message in the list CTRL+> or CTRL+SHIFT+>
Go to the previous message in the list CTRL+< or CTRL+SHIFT+<
View properties of a selected message ALT+ENTER
Refresh news messages and headers F5
Go to the next unread e-mail message CTRL+U
Go to the next unread news conversation CTRL+SHIFT+U
Go to a folder CTRL+Y

Main window

To Press
Open a selected message CTRL+O or ENTER
Mark a message as read CTRL+ENTER or CTRL+Q
Move between the Folders list (if on), message list, preview pane, and Contacts list (if on). TAB
Mark all news messages as read CTRL+SHIFT+A
Go to a newsgroup CTRL+W
Expand a news conversation (show all responses) LEFT ARROW or PLUS SIGN (+)
Collapse a news conversation (hide messages) RIGHT ARROW or MINUS SIGN (-)
Go to the next unread newsgroup or folder CTRL+J
Download news for offline reading CTRL+SHIFT+M

Message window—viewing or sending

To Press
Close a message ESC
Find text F3
Find a message CTRL+SHIFT+F
Switch among the Edit, Source, and Preview tabs CTRL+TAB

Message window—sending only

To Press
Check names CTRL+K or ALT+K
Check spelling F7
Insert a signature CTRL+SHIFT+S
Send (post) a message CTRL+ENTER or ALT+S

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