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Reply to messages in Outlook Express + Reply to all email senders

Reply and reply to all in Outlook Express After reading emails, replying to them will be your second most frequent action in Outlook Express: so how do you reply to an email message, and when should you create a brand new message instead of replying? This and other questions will be answered in this tutorial. The second part of this tutorial will show you a special case of responding to message: "Reply to All" in Outlook Express, a handy command that allows you to respond to everyone at once, both the original email sender and all recipients that were included alongside yourself!

Tip: in addition to manually replying to messages you receive, Outlook Express can setup an auto-responder for the times you need to step away from your computer, but still want to let others know where you are, when you'll be back, and optionally whom to contact in the meantime. See "Outlook Express Auto Reply" to set one up!

Replying to emails in Outlook Express

The "Reply to Sender" button in Outlook Express Outlook Express keeps track of the currently selected message to let you perform an action on it - with a keyboard shortcut, a mouse click on the toolbar, or using a command in one of the menus. This also applies when you reply to an email; but unlike other commands, replying only works if a single message is selected. Here are several ways to respond to a message from Outlook Express - just pick the one you prefer:

Send a reply to all original email recipients

So, the most common way to respond to a message from Outlook Express is to do a simple "Reply to Sender" command, which only creates an email addressed to the original sender, pre-populated inside the "To" field. But, for emails exchanged as "conversations" between team members, the "Reply to All" command lets you easily keep everyone in the loop!

Tip: not only can you add new email recipients to a message, you can also manually remove some of them from your response. Click on the email address you want to delete, and Outlook Express will automatically select it entirely - then, just hit the Del key or Backspace key on your keyboard.

And this is how easily you reply to one person or all email recipients at the same time for email messages received in Outlook Express. To "reply" to a message but send a copy of it to an entirely different group of people, use the email forward command instead.

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Tutorial last updated on January 19, 2014
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