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Outlook Menu

 

Clicking here will show the following menu which allows you to switch between Mail, People (Contacts), Calendar, Tasks, OneDrive (cloud storage) and the other online Office products e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote

 

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Settings

Outlook.com settings for changing view, turning reading pane on/off, turning off focused inbox, setting up forwarding / automatic replies and much more

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Search

Use this box to search your mail and people (contacts)

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+ New message

Click here to create a new email message

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Folders

Clicking this icon will show (or hide) a list of all your mail folders such as Inbox, Sent Items, Junk Email and Deleted Items

 

You can also create your own folders to organize your email by clicking New folder at the bottom of the panel

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Message List

This pane lists all of the emails in the selected folder

 

If you don't have Reading pane enabled then when clicking on chosen email you will see the image below where you can read the email as well as reply, delete, print etc

 

If you have Reading pane enabled in Settings then clicking on chosen message will show a preview to the right or below your message list - as shown in second image below

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Preview Pane

A preview of the selected email will be shown here

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Account

Change profile or account settings, and sign out from Outlook.com

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Focused/Other

Clicking here allows you to change view from showing all emails to just focusing on important emails

 

This feature can be turned off via Settings, scrolling down to Focused Inbox and clicking the on/off toggle

 

 

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Reply

 

These icons allows you to Reply to the selected email message - you can also click Reply all (which means if the email had multiple recipients you will reply to all of them at once) or Forward (so you can forward the email message onto someone else

 

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Delete

Delete the selected message - this moves it to the Deleted items folder

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Archive

Keep the message by moving it to your Archive folder

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Spam

Mark the selected email as Spam so that in future it will automatically be filed in your Junk Email folder

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Clicking this icon will show a menu containing additional actions such as Mark Unread and Print

 

 

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Reply

 

These icons allows you to Reply to the selected email message - you can also click Reply all (which means if the email had multiple recipients you will reply to all of them at once) or Forward (so you can forward the email message onto someone else

 

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Delete

Delete the selected message - this moves it to the Deleted items folder

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Spam

Mark the selected email as Spam so that in future it will automatically be filed in your Junk Email folder

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Clicking this icon will show a menu containing additional actions such as Mark Unread and Print