Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Use Windows Live Hotmail Keyboard Shortcuts by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on December 18, 2019 JGI / Getty Images Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email Windows Live Hotmail has many handy keyboard commands that can speed up your email tasks. Try a couple and you'll see how easy it is. Use Windows Live Hotmail Keyboard Shortcuts To make sure Windows Live Hotmail keyboard shortcuts are enabled: Select Options > More options in Windows Live Hotmail.Follow the Keyboard shortcuts link under Customizing Hotmail.Make sure Hotmail and Outlook Web Access (OWA) is selected under Select which mode you'd like to use:.You can pick a different set of keyboard shortcuts, of course, which correspond to the respective services (Gmail or Yahoo! Mail, for instance) instead of the keys and combinations listed below. To operate Windows Live Hotmail fast, employ the following keyboard shortcuts: In the Message List Ctrl+N: Start composing a new message.S followed by:A: Check all messagesN: Uncheck all messagesF followed by:I: Go to the Inbox folderD: Go to the Drafts folderS: Go to the Sent folder/: Focus the Search your e-mail field With Messages Checked Del: Delete checked mailCtrl+Shift+J: Mark checked mail as spamCtrl+U: Mark checked mail as unreadCtrl+Q: Mark checked mail as readCtrl+Shift+V: Open the Move to menuCtrl+Shift+P: Print checked mail (continuously)Ctrl+Shift+O: Open a single checked message With a Message Open in the Preview Pane or Its Own Del: Delete the messageCtrl+R: Reply to the message senderCtrl+Shift+R: Reply to the message sender and all recipients (except yourself)Ctrl+Shift+F: Forward the messageCtrl+Shift+V: Open the Move to menuEsc: Close the messageCtrl+Shift+J: Mark the message as spamCtrl+U: Mark the message as unreadCtrl+Q: Mark the message as readCtrl+.: Go to the next messageCtrl+,: Go to the previous message While Composing a Message Ctrl+Enter: Send the messageCtrl+S: Save the message as a draft to the Drafts folderF7: Check the spelling Use Yahoo! Mail or Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts As an alternative to Windows Live Hotmail's own shortcuts, you can also enable the keyboard shortcuts you know from Yahoo! Mail or Gmail.