How to modify default mail client in Windows 10

Office 2013
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.

See also this tip in French: Comment modifier le client de messagerie par défaut dans Windows 10.

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