Windows 10 (this may work on other OS versions, I just don’t know as I only use Windows 10 now) I have added Outlook to the task bar. To start a new email I do not switch Outlook, go to the Home tab, find and click the New Email button. I right-click the ever present Outlook icon on the task bar and select NEW EMAIL MESSAGE – done (okay, new blank email ready to be written).

Troy @ TLC