MS Outlook Express Short cut keys

Shortcut keys Compatibility

  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2

This Post shows most common keyboard shortcuts for MS Outlook 2013 or higher. These shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Command Keystroke
Advanced Find Ctrl-Shift-F
Bold (Contacts notes section) Ctrl-B
Bold (RichText or HTML mail) Ctrl-B
Check for new mail F9 (Outlook 2003)
Check for new mail F5 (Outlook 2000,2002)
Close a window Alt-F4
Close a window Esc
Copy Ctrl-C
Create Appointment Ctrl-Shift-A
Create Contact Ctrl-Shift-C
Create Flag for follow-up Ctrl-Shift-G
Create Folder Ctrl-Shift-E
Create Meeting Request Ctrl-Shift-Q
Create Message Ctrl-Shift-M
Create Note Ctrl-Shift-N
Create Task Ctrl-Shift-K
Create Task Request Ctrl-Shift-U
Cut Ctrl-X
Delete opened item Ctrl-D
Folder List – Collapse selected folder – (Numeric keypad)
Folder List – Expand selected folder * (Numeric keypad)
Folder List – Open Ctrl-Y
Forward selected mail Ctrl-F
Go to Calendar Ctrl-2
Go to Contacts Ctrl-2
Go to Mail Ctrl-1
Italics (Contacts notes section) Ctrl-I
Italics (RichText or HTML mail) Ctrl-I
Mark item as read Ctrl-Q
Mark item as unread Ctrl-U
Move down one screen PgDn
Move to first item Home
Move to last item End
Move up one screen PgUp
Create new default item Ctrl-N
Open “Find a Contact” F11
Open “Look In” Alt-I
Open selected item Ctrl-O
Open selected item Enter
Paste Ctrl-V
Print Ctrl-P
Read next email Ctrl->
Read previous email Ctrl-<
Redo (within text field) Ctrl-Y
Remove last semi-colon from mail addressee Alt-K
Reply to selected message Ctrl-R
Save Ctrl-S
Select all items Ctrl-A
Select to first item Ctrl-Shift-Home
Select to last item Ctrl-Shift-End
Send email message Ctrl-Enter
Spell check open item F7
Switch to Inbox Ctrl-Shift-I
Switch to Outbox Ctrl-Shift-O
Underline (Contacts notes section) Ctrl-U
Underline (RichText or HTML mail) Ctrl-U
Undo Ctrl-Z

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