Office 365 - Create an email message

This document explains how to create an email message in Office 365 across all platforms.


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Outlook 2013/2016 for Windows

1. Click Home.

2. In the New group, click New Email.

3. If multiple email accounts are configured in Microsoft Outlook, the From button appears and the account that will send the message is shown. To change the account, click From.

4. In the Subject box, type the subject of the Message.

new email message - subject

5. Enter the recipients' email addresses or names in the To, Cc, or Bcc box (To, Cc, and Bcc boxes: A message is sent to the recipients in the To box. Recipients in the Cc (carbon copy) and Bcc (blind carbon copy) boxes also get the message; however the names of the recipients in the Bcc box are not visible to other recipients.

new email message - recipients

To select recipients' email addresses or names in the To, Cc, or Bcc, and then click the names that you want.

Don't see the Bcc box?

To display the Bcc box for this and all future messages, click Options, and then in the Show Fields group, click Bcc.

BCC selection

6. After you have composed the message, click Send.

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Outlook for Mac

1. Within the Mail window, make sure the Home is selected, click New Email.

2. If multiple email accounts are configured, the From button appears and the account that will send the message is shown. To change the account, click From.

3. In the Subject box, type the subject of the message.

new message - subject field highlighted

4. Enter the recipients' email addresses or names in the To, Cc, or Bcc box (To, Cc, and Bcc boxes: A message is sent to the recipients in the To box. Recipients in the Cc (carbon copy) and Bcc (blind carbon copy) boxes also get the message; however the names of the recipients in the Bcc box are not visible to other recipients. Separate multiple recipients with a semicolon.

new message - to and cc fields highlighted

5. To select recipients' names from a list in the Address Book, click the address book icon located next to the To, Cc, or Bcc fields, and then search for and select the names that you want to include.

Note: To display the Bcc box for this and all future messages, click Options, and then in the Show Fields group, click Bcc.

new message - bcc field highlighted

6. After you have composed the message, from within the Message tab, click Send.

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Outlook for IOS

1. Tap the New Email button in the top-right corner of the application.

2. A new window will appear for you to compose your message. Once you have finished your message, tap Send.

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Outlook for Android

1. To create a new email, tap the new message icon new message icon  at the bottom of the screen.

2. Enter the recipients' email addresses or names in the To, Cc, or Bcc box (To, Cc, and Bcc boxes: A message is sent to the recipients in the To box. Recipients in the Cc (carbon copy) and Bcc (blind carbon copy) boxes also get the message; however the names of the recipients in the Bcc box are not visible to other recipients. Separate multiple recipients with a semicolon.

To select recipients' names from your contacts, tap the box next to To, Cc, or Bcc, and then type the name or email that you want.

3. Next to From the configured account that will send the message is shown. To change the account, tap the email next to From and select the desired address.

4. In the Subject box, type the subject of the message.

5. After you have composed the message, tap the Send icon sendIcon.png in the top right corner of the screen.

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Outlook on the Web

1. Click New above the folder list. A new message form will appear in the reading pane.

2. To add recipients, you can type the name of anyone who is in your contacts folder or organizations address list, or you can type the email address in the To or Cc field. The first time you enter a particular person's name, Outlook on the web searches for that person's address. In the future, the name will be cached so it will resolve quickly.

3. Add a subject.

4. Type the message you want to send.

5. When you're done and your message is ready to go, click Send

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Keywords:office 365 create an email message android mac ios outlook 2016 2013 2011 2015 ootw outlook on the web   Doc ID:62596
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-04-08 13:44 CDTUpdated:2016-04-15 09:00 CDT
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