How to Send a Message with Outlook.com

By Bill Dyszel

When you feel the urge to dash off a quick email from your favorite Internet café, you can do that in a jiffy with Outlook.com. You’ll probably have your message finished before your barista finishes mixing that high-octane mocha latte supremo. After your caffeine jitters die down, follow these steps:

  1. Click Inbox in the Folders list.

    Your list of messages appears.

  2. Click the New button on the Ribbon.

    The New Message screen opens.

    The New Message screen.

    The New Message screen.
  3. Fill out the New Message screen.

    Put your recipient’s address in the To box, a subject in the Subject box, and the message in the main box.

  4. Click the Send button on the Ribbon.

    Your message is on its way.

If you’re not ready to send your message right away, click Save Draft on the Ribbon. Start working on your message later by clicking the Drafts folder and then clicking the message.