Want to change from Mail to a different program to handle emails and email links? Find out here how to set the default email program on a Mac.
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Want to leave your old email program (as picturesque as it may be) behind for a new one? The journey is a brief one on a Mac:
How to Set the Default Email Program on a Mac
To change the default email program on a Mac using macOS:
- Open Mail.
- Using the keyboard: Press Command Space to bring up Spotlight, start typing mail and select Mail (Application).
- Select Mail | Preferences… from the menu.
- Keyboard shortcut: You can also press Command , to open Mail preferences.
- Go to the General tab.
- Select the desired email program under Default email reader:.
- Note: If the program you want to use for email is not in the list, you can choose Select…, find and double-click the program to add it to the list.
- Close the General Mail preferences window.
Example: How to Make Outlook the Default Email Program on a Mac
To set Outlook to be the default for email on macOS:
- Open Mail.
- Select Mail in the menu bar.
- Choose Preferences… from the menu that has opened.
- Make sure you are on the General tab.
- Now select Outlook under Default email reader:.
- Quit Mail.
(How to set the default email program on a Mac tested using macOS Mojave 10.14; updated October 2018)