How to set a default email app from your browser and phone

Mac Users: How to set a default email app

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. If you haven't already set up an email account in Mail preferences or Internet preferences, follow the onscreen instructions to set one up now.
  3. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
  4. Click General.
  5. Choose your email app from the ”Default email reader” pop-up menu.

Windows Users: How to configure a default email app

  1. Hit Windows + W to open the Settings Search screen. Type Default Programs in the search box and from the result set, choose Default Programs.
  2. On the next window click on the link reading Associate a file type or a protocol with a program. That will open the Set Associations window.
  3. Scroll down the programs list till you find Protocols section. Then look for MAILTO and double click on it to set your preference.
  4. When you do that you will be presented with a list of programs that allow the protocol action. You may also search for an app from the Store.
  5. Choose the one you wish to set as your default. Preferred Option: Outlook desktop email client.
  6. Back on the Set Associations window you may want to verify if things have been set accordingly. Check the Current Default against MAILTO option.

iPhone Users: 

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Mail
  3. Scroll to Default Account
  4. Choose the email you would like to set as the deafult





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