Windows Live Mail keyboard shortcuts


Windows Live Mail support keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigation through emails in inbox. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to write new emails, deleted existing emails and for other basic email routines. Make sure Keyboard shortcuts are enabled in Windows Live Mail account. You can select default shortcuts or Gmail, Yahoo Mail shortcut mode from options screen.

Keyboard Shortcut list for Windows Live Mail

Following is list of basic keyboard shortcuts for quick usage in Windows Live Mail inbox. Get started by using few shortcuts and then memorize more. [Source: Live Mail Help]

Delete a message Delete
Create a new message Ctrl+N
Send a message Ctrl+Enter
Open a message Ctrl+Shift+O
Print a message Ctrl+Shift+P
Reply to a message Ctrl+R
Reply all to a message Ctrl+Shift+R
Forward a message Ctrl+Shift+F
Save a draft message Ctrl+S
Mark a message as junk Ctrl+Shift+J
Mark a message as read Ctrl+Q
Mark a message as unread Ctrl+U
Move to a folder Ctrl+Shift+V
Open the next message Ctrl+.
Open the previous message Ctrl+,
Close a message Esc
Search your e-mail messages /
Check spelling F7
Select all S then A
Deselect all S then N
Go to the inbox F then I
Go to your Drafts folder F then D
Go to your Sent folder F then S


  1. Where’s the one to toggle on/off “Include message in reply”?

    For me, the lack of that convenience is the biggest downside of WLM, as it was for OE.

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