Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Exchange, Live@edu

Topic last modified: 2010-08-13

Each type of folder in your mailbox (mail, calendar, contacts and tasks) has its own set of toolbar options specific to its function or purpose. The following table shows samples of buttons available on the toolbar for the mail folders. Other folders have a similar set of toolbar options that apply to the type of information contained in them.


Button Description


Create a new email message.


Delete the selected email message or messages.


Click to move the selected item to another folder.


Click to select a pre-set filter to find items that match the filter.


Show or hide the Reading Pane.

check messages

Check the server for new messages.


Reply to the sender of an email message.

Reply All

Reply to all recipients of an email message.


Forward an email message to a recipient or recipients.

In addition to the toolbars, you can complete several actions by right-clicking an item and selecting the action you want from a menu.

What else do I need to know?

If you're using the Reading Pane, you won't see Reply, Reply All or Forward in the toolbar. Instead you'll see icons for reply reply, reply all and forward forward at the top of each message in the Reading Pane.

What if I want to know more?

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