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

ToPress

Open Help topics

F1

Select all messages

CTRL+A

Main window and view message window

ToPress

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

ToPress

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

ToPress

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

ToPress

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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