Create and send an email in Outlook

Creating and sending emails are the most common operation in Outlook. This tutorial will show you how to quickly create an email and send it in Outlook.

Note: Methods introduced on this page apply to Microsoft Outlook 2019 desktop program in Windows 10. And the instructions may vary significantly or slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Outlook and the Windows environments.

Create and send an email in Outlook

1. In the Mail view, click Home > New Email to create an email.

2. Now a new Message window opens. Please add information as you need:

(1) Add recipients in the To field: you can type the recipients’ email addresses in the To filed directly, or click the To button to select recipients from address books.

(2) Add Cc recipients: It’s optional. You can type the Cc recipients’ email addresses in the Cc filed directly, or click the Cc button to select Cc recipients from address books.

(3) Add subject: Type the subject of this new email in the Subject field

(4) Add message content: Type the message content as you need.

3. After you finish composing the new message, click the Send button to send this new email.


1. You can save the composing email as a draft with clicking the Save button  at the upper-left corner of the new message window.

2. By default the Bcc filed is hidden in the new message window. You can click Options > Bcc to show the Bcc field, and then add the Bcc recipients.

3. You can mention someone in the message body. Type @ in the message body, and then select the specified person you want to mention. The mentioned person will be automatically added as a recipient in the To field too.

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