How To How To Set Outlook As Default Email Client

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.

From Settings

  • 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.