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Outlook Default Email Program


For Windows:

  1. In Outlook, click the File menu.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Under Start up options select the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts and Calendar check box.
  5. Click OK.

For Macintosh:

  1. To change the default Email program, you will need to access or setup setup an account using Apple Mail to access the preferences options.
  2. Please refer to the Configuring Apple Mail article for information on how to setup an Exchange account in Apple Mail.
  3. Once you have an account setup, in Apple Mail from the Mail menu select Preferences.
  4. Click General.
  5. In the Default email reader field select Microsoft Outlook.
  6. Close the Mail Preferences window. Select Save if prompted to Save changes.
Email, Communication and Collaboration
Last updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

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