How to modify default mail client in Windows 10

  • Office
  • 2013
  • / 2016
Windows 10 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:

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

Default program Windows 10

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

Associate a File Type Windows 10

    4.    On the Settings screen, on the right side, click the application under Email group (Mail in this example):

Default apps Email - Mail - Windows 10

    5.    Choose the client you prefer:

Choose an app Windows 10

    6.    Be sure that selected application is shown instead of the previous one under Email group:

Default apps Email - Outlook - Windows 10

    7.    Close windows.

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