Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook.com

In Outlook.com you can use the keyboard shortcuts you are most familiar with from the email service you're used to working in: Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Outlook.com. This article provides a reference for supported shortcuts for these services.

The keyboard shortcuts described in this article refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. The layout of the keys on other keyboards may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Mail keyboard shortcuts - List pane

Action

Outlook.com

Gmail

Yahoo

Select next message

Ctrl+. or Down

J or Down

Ctrl+. or Down

Select previous message

Ctrl+, or Up

K or Up

Ctrl+, or Up

Refresh (reload the current folder)

M or F9

Open mail (in a reading pane)

O or Enter

O

Reply to selected (or currently opened) message

R

R

R

Reply All to selected (or currently opened) message

Shft+R then A

A

A

Forward selected (or currently opened) message

Shft+F

F

F

Delete email

Del

#

Del

Archive email

E

E

Mark email as junk

J

!

Open "Categorizes" drop down menu

C

L

Mark email as read

Q

Shift+I

K

Mark email as unread

U

Shift+U

Shift+U

Undo last action

Crtl+Z

Crtl+Z

Crtl+Z

Close an email and return to list view

Esc

U

Esc

Expand item parts

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Collapse item parts

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Inbox

G then I

G then I

M

Drafts

G then D

G then D

Sent Items

G then S

G then S

People

G then P

G then C

Search

/

/

S

Open "Move to" drop down menu

V

V

D

Create new folder

Shift+E

Ctrl+Shift+E

Mail keyboard shortcuts - Reading pane (when different from above)

Action

Outlook.com

Gmail

Yahoo

Undo last action

Ctrl+Z

Ctrl+Z

Ctrl+Z

Close an email and return to list view

Esc

U

Esc

Expand item parts

X

X

X

Collapse item parts

X

X

X

Open next message

Ctrl+.

J

Ctrl+.

Open previous message

Ctrl+.

k

Ctrl+.

See Also

Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook on the web

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