The default mail client of Windows 10 is the Mail application. Adding your email account on this application is quite easy to do and using it is a breeze due to its user friendly interface. There are however instances when you will want to use a different email application when accessing your email, such as Outlook. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to set Outlook as default email client.
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How To How To Set Outlook As Default Mail Client
From the Control Panel
- Press Windows key + R and type “control panel”. Hit Enter to open it.
- Use the search bar located in the top-right corner to search for “default programs“. Then, double click on Default Programs.
- Under Email, click the Mail icon.
- Select your Outlook program from the list and make it your default choice.
- Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program
- Make sure Default apps is elected from the menu under Apps (left-hand side). Scroll all the way down and click on Choose default apps by protocol.
- Scroll down in the list of protocols until you find a MAILTO entry. Then, double-click it to choose from multiple options.
- Select your Outlook program from the pop-up menu.
This is the first method to set Outlook as default email client.
- Open Outlook and go to File and then click Options.
- Make sure the General tab is selected, then check the box next to Make Outlook the default program for Email, Contacts, and Calendar (under Start-up options).
- Click Ok to save your modification.
This is the second method to set Outlook as default email client.