Mail Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts is a great way to speed up your workflow. Single Key Shortcuts allow even more speed and require less finger gymnastics to reach all relevant keys.

You can view and edit Mail’s Keyboard Shortcuts in Settings > Keyboard > Mail.

Available Shortcuts:

  • N – Compose New Message
  • R – Reply to Message
  • Shift +R – Reply All
  • F – Forward Message
  • Ctrl + Enter – Send message
  • Delete – Delete Message
  • Shift + Delete – Delete Permanently
  • K – Mark Message as Read
  • Shift + K – Mark Message as Unread
  • J – Mark Message as Spam
  • Shift + J – Not Spam
  • M – Mark Message Thread as Read
  • Shift + M – Mark Message Thread as Unread
  • E – Show Messages for Sender
  • T – Show Message Thread
  • G – Mark Message as Read and Go To Next Unread

In addition, you can create your own shortcuts for the following commands:

  • Move Message to Archive
  • Restore Message from Archive
  • Next Unread
  • Previous Unread
  • Mark All As Read
  • Add New Mail Account
  • Show Message as Text
  • Show Message as HTML
  • Mail Settings

To disable Single Key Shortcuts in Mail and Calendar:

  1. Go to Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. Disable Mail and Calendar Single Key Shortcuts.

If you have your hand more on the mouse than on the keyboard, you can also create Mouse Gestures for all of the commands listed above. Click here to learn how to add new Mouse Gestures.