Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Contacts
Composing and
Sending Email
2. IntheTotextbox,typetherecipient’semailaddress.
If you want to send the email to more than one person, use semicolons (;) or
commas (,) to separate addresses. The box on page 248 lists other ways to
address an email message.
3. IntheSubjecttextbox,typethesubjectofyourmessage.
A subject is like an email’s title. Because the subject line is the first thing a
recipient sees when your email lands in her inbox, make it descriptive.
4. Typeyourmessageintothemaintextbox.
You format text in an email message the same way you’d format it in Word or
PowerPoint. Formatting buttons appear on the Message tab (Alt, H) and the
Format Text tab (Alt, O).
5. Whenyourmessageisreadytogo,clickSend.Forashortcut,pressCtrl+Enter
orAlt+S.
Off whizzes your message, zipping through cyberspace to the recipient’s inbox.
Outlook automatically saves a copy of every email you send in your Sent Items folder.
To see those messages, click Sent Items in the Navigation pane.
Figure 10-3:
When you compose
an email message
in Outlook, a new
window opens. The
message window’s
ribbon is loaded
with tabs related to
creating and sending
email messages,
but everything you
need to send a basic
email appears on the
Message tab, shown
here.
Tip: When you compose an email message, Outlook periodically saves it. If you’re interrupted while
writing an email and want to finish it later, press Ctrl+S to save it. Outlook stores saved messages in the Drafts
folder; look for any unfinished email messages there.
 
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