All iCloud Mail Keyboard Shortcuts at iCloud.com

by | Dec 11, 2019 | Email

Let’s bet email can be faster at iCloud.com. Find here 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

ActionMacWindows, Linux
Go to next message (down arrow) (down arrow)
Go to previous message (up arrow) (up arrow)
Archive all selected messagesCommand (down arrow)Control (down arrow)
Delete all selected messagesDelBackspace
Focus the reading pane (right arrow) (right arrow)
Select the current and the next messageShift (down arrow)Shift (down arrow)
Select the current and the previous messageShift (up arrow)Shift (up arrow)
Select all emails in the current folder or all visible in search resultsCommand AControl A
Open the currently selected message or messages in a new windowEnterReturn
Mark all selected messages as read or unreadCommand Shift UControl Shift U
Flag or unflag all selected messagesCommand Shift LControl Shift L
Mark all selected messages as junk or not junkCommand Shift JControl Shift J
Start a new email messageOption Shift NAlt Shift N
Reply to the sender (with one email highlighted)Command Shift RControl Shift R

While Reading a Message in the Preview Pane

ActionMacWindows, Linux
Reply to the senderCommand Shift RControl Shift R
Scroll to the next page in the messageSpace or
(down arrow)
Space or
(down arrow)
Scroll to the previous page in the messageShift Space or
(up arrow)
Shift Space or
(up arrow)
Focus the message list (left arrow) (left arrow)
Mark the current message as read or unreadCommand Shift UControl Shift U
Flag or unflag the current messageCommand Shift LControl Shift L
Mark the current messages as junk or not junkCommand Shift JControl Shift J
Delete the current messagesDelBackspace
Print the current messageCommand PControl P
Start a new email messageOption Shift NAlt Shift N

While Writing a Message

ActionMacWindows, Linux
Send the messageCommand Shift DControl Shift D
Toggle between “Reply” and “Reply All”Command Shift RControl Shift R
Undo editing/td>Command ZControl Z
Jump between the header fields and the bodyShift TabShift Tab
Make text boldCommand BControl B
Italicize textCommand IControl I
Underline textCommand UControl U
Make text biggerCommand = (equal sign)Control = (equal sign)
Make text smallerCommand - (minus sign)Control - (minus sign)
Insert or edit a linkCommand KControl K
Insert or edit a numbered or bulleted listCommand Shift LControl Shift L
Print the message you are composingCommand PControl P

(All iCloud Mail keyboard shortcuts at iCloud.com tested with a desktop browser; updated December 2019; title image: StockUnlimited)