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Create and send email
Create and send email

Welcome to your email

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Discover your Outlook inbox for the first time and see how everything's organized.

Overview of Outlook layout

  • Folders are available in the Folder Pane. Some folders are pre-populated, or you can create new ones.

  • Inbox is located in the Message List.

  • Emails open in the Reading Pane.

  • The ribbon gives you more options to organize emails. Select the arrow on the far right to expand or collapse the ribbon.

Change the appearance of your email

  • Select View.

    From here, you can:

    • Change the size of the Folder Pane.

    • Move the Reading Pane.

    • Turn the To-Do bar on or off.

  • To adjust the size of the email text, adjust the Zoom bar in the lower right corner. 

See more email options

  • Right-click folders in the Folder Pane to see common organization actions.

  • Right-click an email in the Message List to show more message options.

  • Right-click the Reading Pane for additional email commands such as translation.

Get training and help

  • Select the Help tab to contact customer support or see training videos.

  • Use Search to find other commands or search through your email, contacts, and calendar.

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