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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.

  • A To-Do bar lets you see your calendar, schedule, and people you work with.

  • The Ribbon gives you more options to organize emails.

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.

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

  • If you're searching for a specific topic or question, type what you want into "Tell me".

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