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How to disable ctrl + enter shortcut to send email in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-09-03

Have you ever noticed that when you press the Ctrl + Enter keys simultaneously, the composing email message will be sent automatically? If the email is not finish composing, the mistaken sending will cause trouble for you. In Outlook, you can disable the Ctrl + Enter shortcut for accidentally sending email. Please do as following tutorial shows.

Disable Ctrl + Enter shortcut to send email in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Disable Ctrl + Enter shortcut to send email in Outlook 2007

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arrow blue right bubbleDisable Ctrl + Enter shortcut to send email in Outlook 2010 and 2013

In Outlook 2010 and 2013, you can disable Ctrl + Enter shortcut to send email as follows.

1. Click File > Options.

2. In the Outlook Options dialog box, please click Mail in the left bar, then uncheck the CTRL + ENTER sends a message box in the Send messages section. And finally click the OK button. See screenshot:


arrow blue right bubbleDisable Ctrl + Enter shortcut to send email in Outlook 2007

If you are using Outlook 2007, you can do as follow to disable Ctrl + Enter shortcut to send email.

1. Click Tools > Options.

2. In the Options dialog box, click the E-mail Options button in the E-mail section under Preferences tab. See screenshot:

3. Then click the Advanced E-mail Options button in the E-mail Options dialog box.

4. In the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box, please uncheck the Press CTRL + ENTER to send messages box in the When sending a message section. Then click the OK button.

5. Click the OK buttons to close all dialog boxes.

And now when you press the Ctrl + Enter keys in your Message window, the email will not be sent.


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