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6 Outlook Shortcuts that will make your life easier

If you use Microsoft Outlook daily, these keyboard shortcuts can really help you save time and send your emails much quicker. Here are 6 of the most useful Outlook shortcuts that you need to know.

If you use Microsoft Outlook daily, these keyboard shortcuts can really help you save time and send your emails much quicker. Here are 6 of the most useful Outlook shortcuts that you need to know.

1. Create a new message

Want to create a new message to send to someone? Instead of clicking the “new email” button in the top left, simply press “Ctrl + N” on your keyboard and it will bring up a new message for your to type out. 

 

2. Finding someone in the address book

Now that you have your new message ready to send, you want to choose who to send it to. Start typing the name of who you want to send the email to and then press “Ctrl + K” and it will automatically find them in the address book and add them to the recipients’ list on the email. 

 

 

3. Instantly send the message

So you’ve just typed out your new message and added your recipient to it, you’re ready to send the message. Instead of clicking the “send” button, press “Alt + S” on your keyboard and it will instantly send the message. 

 

 

4. Reply to a message

If you’ve received an email and you want to reply to it. You can press “Alt + R” and it will bring up a new message pain for you to type your reply.

 

 

5. Forwarding a message

If you want to forward a message to someone, click on the email you want to send and press “Ctrl + F”. This again will bring up a message pain so you can add any message to the forwarded email. 

 

 

6. Forwarding a message as an attachment

Pressing “Ctrl + Alt + F” will forward a message to someone but as an attachment. You might want to do this if you are sending an email conversation or you want someone to look at the email for you. 

 

 

We also have a short 60 second YouTube video explaining and showing you these Outlook keyboard shortcuts. Feel free to check out our other YouTube videos for helpful tips and tricks.