Customize actions on your messages in Outlook.com

You can choose which actions will appear on the surface of your messages when you select a message to read, as well as those that will appear on the message toolbar when you’re composing a message. You can add many actions, or just a few.

Some actions are selected by default, but you can clear them if you prefer.

Choose your version for instructions

The instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're using the Outlook.com beta. Choose which version of Outlook.com you're using to see the troubleshooting steps that apply to you.

IF YOUR MAILBOX LOOKS LIKE...

IF YOUR MAILBOX LOOKS LIKE...

A screenshot of the top left corner of the Outlook.com beta mailbox

See Instructions for the Outlook.com beta.

A screenshot of the top left corner of the classic Outlook.com mailbox

See Instructions for classic Outlook.com.

Instructions for the Outlook.com beta

To customize actions, do the following:

  1. In the new Mail experience in Outlook.com, select the Settings icon.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Quick settings and select View full settings.

  3. Select Mail > Customize actions.

To choose the actions to show on the message surface when you read or reply to email, do the following:

  1. Select the check boxes for the actions you want. They’ll appear on the surface as you select them.

  2. To change the order in which they appear, select them in a different order.

  3. Select Save.

Instructions for classic Outlook.com

Customizing actions isn't available in classic Outlook.com.

See Also

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