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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Mac) - Create an email message

Creating a new message is as simple as clicking the New Email button from within the "Home" tab.

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

    Keyboard shortcut: To create an email message, press Command(⌘) + N

  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.
  4. new message - subject field highlighted image

  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 aren't visible to other recipients. Separate multiple recipients with a semicolon.

    new message - to and cc fields highlighted image

  6. 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.

    Important: When using the search feature, select "your name Directory" to search against UW-Madison's Office 365 directory. We also recommend that you select "Search all fields" option to get a better match.

    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 image

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

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:office 365 Mac outlook help mail calendaring overview create write respond messages o365   Doc ID:71724
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-14 12:48 MDTUpdated:2020-05-26 15:07 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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