How to Use Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts

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Humans have four fingers to hold onto a mouse, and they have one finger to click.

Humans have ten fingers, you say? What would they be for? For typing?

Using those ten fingers and a keyboard may not increase your speed operating Yandex.Mail in your browser by 1,000 percent compared to using a mouse and one-finger clicks; chances are you will be faster, though, and maybe enjoy doing email a little bit more.

Yandex.Mail offers keyboard shortcuts for starting replies and new messages; keys for labeling emails and for deleting them; combinations to select messages and to send replies in an instant; plus, of course, keyboard shortcuts for many other actions.

Use Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts

To operate Yandex.Mail swiftly using the keyboard, use the following shortcuts:

Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for the Message List

  • Enter - Open the currently highlighted message; expand a conversation (with group by subject enabled) to show its messages
  • - Move the message selector up
  • - Move the message selector down
  • Space - Check the currently selected message or conversation
    • The message or messages will be checked in addition to previously checked emails
  • Shift-↑ - Check the currently selected message and the message further up the list, moving the selector up
  • Shift-↓ - Check the currently selected message and the message further down in the list, moving the selector down
  • Ctrl-A (Windows, Linux) and Command-A (Mac) - Check all messages in the list
    • You can also uncheck any previously checked message with Space, Ctl- or Command-A, Shift-↑ and Shift-↓ as you apply it to them.
  • u - Show only unread messages
  • i - Show only flagged messages
  • w and c - Start composing a new message
  • Ctrl-i and Command-i - Go to the Inbox folder
  • Shift-O - Open the inbox and check for new mail
  • / - Search for mail using Message search

Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts With One or More Messages Checked in the Message List

  • Ctrl-Backspace, Command-Backspace and Del - Delete the checked messages
  • Shift-S - Mark the checked messages as spam
  • u - Mark the checked messages unread
  • q - Mark the checked messages read
  • i - Flag the checked messages
  • a - Archive (move the checked messages to the Inbox/Archive folder; with Archive button enabled)
  • l - Open the Mark as menu to ​add and remove labels, mark as read or unread and flag or un-flag
  • Alt-l - Apply or remove a pre-set label
  • m - Open the Move to folder menu to move the checked messages
  • Alt-m - Move the checked messages to a pre-set folder
  • f - Forward the checked messages as attachments
  • Alt-f - Forward the checked messages to a pre-set address
  • Alt-r - Send an instant reply using the Autoreply template
    • Note that exactly one message must be checked for the auto-replying shortcut to work.
  • Esc - Uncheck all messages

Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts With a Message Open Maximized as Its Own Screen

  • Ctrl-Backspace, Command-Backspace and Del - Delete the message
  • r - Reply using quick reply at the message's bottom
  • Shift-E - Reply with a maximized reply screen
  • Shift-R - Reply to all in a maximized reply screen
  • Shift-F - Forward the message
  • Alt-f - Forward the message to a pre-set address
  • Shift-S - Mark the message as spam
  • a - Archive (with the Archive button enabled)
  • Shift-U - Mark the message as unread and return to the message list
  • Shift-L - Open the Mark as menu to add and remove labels
  • Alt-l - Apply a pre-set label to the message
  • Shift-M - Open the Move to folder menu to move the message
  • Alt-m - Move the message to a pre-set folder
  • Shift-P - Open the message in print view as well as the browser's printing dialog
  • k and n - Go to the next message in the list
  • j and p - Go to the previous message in the list
  • Ctrl-S and Command-S - Save all files attached to the message
  • w and c - Start a new email message
  • Ctrl-i and Command-i - Open the inbox
  • Shift-O - Check for new mail and go to the Inbox folder
  • / - Focus on the Message search field

Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts While Composing a Message (Focus Not in a Text Field)

  • Ctrl-Enter and Command-Enter - Send the message
  • Ctrl-s and Command-s - Save the message as a draft
  • + - Attach a file from the computer
  • Ctrl-i and Command-i - Go to the Inbox folder
    • If the message has not been saved as a draft in its current state, you will be prompted whether you want to save or abandon the message or cancel the action
  • Shift-O - Check for new mail and go to the inbox
    • If no current draft exists, you get a chance to save the message you are composing as a draft.

Yandex.Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Email Body Text Editing

  • Ctrl-b and Command-b - Make text bold
  • Ctrl-i and Command-i - Italicize text
  • Ctrl-u and Command-u - Underline text
  • Ctrl-z and Command-z - Undo
  • Ctrl-y and Command-y - Redo
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