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How to set Outlook as default mail client?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2022-10-19

If you are using Window 10 in your computer, you will notice that a new Mail app is used as the default email client, so, when you click an email link, it will be directed toward it each time. This will be annoying for most of us Outlook users. In this case, how could you set Outlook as default mail client?

Set Outlook as default mail client

To set Outlook as the default mail client, please do as this:

1. Double click the Control Panel icon on your computer desk. In the opened Control Panel window, type Default Programs into the top right Search text box, then click Default Programs text, see screenshot:

Tips: If the Control Panel icon is not displayed on your desk, please press Windows key and R key on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Then, in the box, type control panel into the Open text box to display the Control Panel window.

2. Next, in the Default Programs window, click Set default programs link text, see screenshot:

3. In the Settings window, under the Email section, choose Outlook as the default email client, see screenshot:

4. And then, close the windows. The Outlook has been set as the default email client successfully.

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