Outlook for Mac

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See how your inbox is organized, to help you find messages, work with attachments, and see more options.

Folder, Message, and Reading pane

  • Folders are in the left pane.

  • Messages in the folder selected are in the next pane.

  • The email selected appears in the Reading pane.

Drag the divider between the panes to change the width of the panes.

Control + click each pane to see more options.


  • Attachments - If a message has an attachment, select the drop-down to preview, open, save, or remove the attachment.

  • The ribbon - The most common commands are on the ribbon, like New Email, Reply, and Forward.

  • Search - Use the Search box in the upper right to find an email.

  • Help - Press the question mark in the upper right to get help.

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