Let’s bet email can be faster at iCloud.com. Find below all iCloud Mail keyboard shortcuts (including those for reading, deleting, writing and archiving).

First, in One Ear, out the Other

Shine a light into a banded gecko’s right ear—and the light will exit through the gecko’s left ear.

This, reports the American Museum of National History (under “squamate fun facts“), is possible because this gecko’s ears sit below the skull. Amazing.

Now, are you ready for more shortcuts almost as amazing as this one?

All iCloud Mail Keyboard Shortcuts at iCloud.com

To operate iCloud Mail at iCloud.com swiftly using keyboard shortcuts:

In the Message List

Action Mac Windows, Linux
Go to next message (down arrow) (down arrow)
Go to previous message (up arrow) (up arrow)
Archive all selected messages Command (down arrow) Control (down arrow)
Delete all selected messages Del Backspace
Focus the reading pane (right arrow) (right arrow)
Select the current and the next message Shift (down arrow) Shift (down arrow)
Select the current and the previous message Shift (up arrow) Shift (up arrow)
Select all messages in the current folder or search results Command A Control A
Open the currently selected message or messages in a new window Enter Return
Mark all selected messages as read or unread Command Shift U Control Shift U
Flag or unflag all selected messages Command Shift L Control Shift L
Mark all selected messages as junk or not junk Command Shift J Control Shift J
Start a new email message Option Shift N Alt Shift N

While Reading a Message in the Reading Pane

Action Mac Windows, Linux
Reply to the sender Command Shift R Control Shift R
Scroll to the next page in the message Space or
(down arrow)
Space or
(down arrow)
Scroll to the previous page in the message Shift Space or
(up arrow)
Shift Space or
(up arrow)
Focus the message list (left arrow) (left arrow)
Mark the current message as read or unread Command Shift U Control Shift U
Flag or unflag the current message Command Shift L Control Shift L
Mark the current messages as junk or not junk Command Shift J Control Shift J
Delete the current messages Del Backspace
Print the current message Command P Control P
Start a new email message Option Shift N Alt Shift N

While Writing a Message

Action Mac Windows, Linux
Send the message Command Shift D Control Shift D
Toggle between “Reply” and “Reply All” Command Shift R Control Shift R
Undo editing/td> Command Z Control Z
Jump between the header fields and the body Shift Tab Shift Tab
Make text bold Command B Control B
Italicize text Command I Control I
Underline text Command U Control U
Make text bigger Command = (equal sign) Control = (equal sign)
Make text smaller Command - (minus sign) Control - (minus sign)
Insert or edit a link Command K Control K
Insert or edit a numbered or bulleted list Command Shift L Control Shift L
Print the message you are composing Command P Control P

(All iCloud Mail keyboard shortcuts at iCloud.com tested with a desktop browser; updated September 2018; title image: StockUnlimited)