Software & Apps MS Office How to Set up One-Click Actions for Email in Outlook.com Customize and change message and toolbar quick actions 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 February 03, 2020 structuresxx / Getty Images MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Outlook.com is part of a suite of applications offered by Microsoft. It's a webmail service that you use in a web browser to send and receive email messages When you hover over an email in your Outlook.com message list, you'll see several quick-action buttons that make it easy to delete, flag, move, archive, or pin a message, or even mark it as read or unread, with just one click. It's easy to set up, customize, and change Outlook.com's one-click actions. Instructions in this article apply to the Outlook.com webmail service. Create Quick Actions for Emails in Outlook.com To create quick actions in Outlook.com: Go to Settings (gear icon). Scroll down and select View all Outlook settings. In the Settings dialog box, select Mail > Customize Actions. Select the actions you want to display on messages in the message list. Outlook.com supports a maximum of four quick actions. If four actions are selected, clear an action you don't want and choose another. Select Save. The actions you selected will now appear beside sender names and subject lines in the message list. Add Quick Actions to the Message Surface To select the instant actions you want to display in the Reading Pane when reading a message: Go to Settings > View all Outlook settings. Select Mail > Customize Actions. In the Message surface section, choose the actions you want to see in the Reading Pane when you select a message. Select Save. Your chosen message surface actions will now be in your email messages when you read them. Add Quick Actions to the Toolbar To select the options to display when composing a message: Go to Settings > View all Outlook settings. Select Mail > Customize Actions. In the Toolbar section, select the options you want to see on the toolbar at the bottom of the message window. Select Save to save your changes. You'll now see your selections on the toolbar when you're composing a message.