Use the keyboard to reply or forward a message in Mail for Windows 10

Mail for Windows 10 helps you respond to email messages quickly. With just a keyboard shortcut, you're ready to reply, reply to all the senders, or forward a message to a different person.

To reply or forward a message

You can select to reply only to the sender, reply to all recipients, or forward a message from the Reading pane.

  1. Depending on whether you want to reply to or forward an email message, do the following:

    • To reply only to the sender, press Ctrl+R to open a message addressed to the sender, with the cursor in the message body, ready to compose a response.

    • To reply to everyone, press Ctrl+Shift+R to open a message addressed to everyone on the To and Cc address lines, with the cursor in the message body, ready to compose a response.

    • To forward a message, press Ctrl+F to open the message ready for your input, with the cursor on the To address line so you can enter the name of the recipient.

  2. After you address the message, press the Tab key to move to the message box and compose your message.

  3. When you finish, press Alt+ S to send the message.

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