How to modify default mail client in Windows 8

Office 2016
Windows 8 setups new Mail app as the default e-mail client. It can be annoying to click an e-mail (MAILTO) link on the webpage and to bounce into the new UI. Here is how to change the default e-mail client to a different desktop e-mail program like Outlook.

   1.   Open the Control Panel (for more details see How to open Control Panel in Windows 8).

   2.   In the Control Panel dialog box, in the Search Control Panel textbox, enter Default and choose Default Programs:

Default program Windows 8

   3.   On the next screen, click Associate a File Type or Protocol with a program link:

Associate a File Type Windows 8

   4.   On the Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program screen, scroll down the list until you find Protocols:

Protocols Windows 8

   5.   Under Protocols, choose MAILTO and then double-click it:

MailTo Windows 8

   6.   Choose the client you prefer:

Choose default mail client Windows 8

   7.   Click Close.

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