Default Mail Client For Mac

The stock Mail app for Mac is a great email client that meets perfectly users’ daily mailing demands. However, if you are looking for something a little more feature-rich for your mailing tasks, there are tons of third-party apps out there to pick from such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. These adjustments will make it possible for third-party email clients (e.g. Gmail, Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Mail) to automatically open your received emails and to send email whenever you click a 'mailto' link online. One of the first iPhone app companies is taking on the default Mac Mail client for heavy email users. Launch the Mail client in OS X (it's inside the Applications folder) and then go to Mail > Preferences. Click on the General tab and look for 'Default email reader'. Select another mail client or browser from the drop down menu and then close the Preferences window. The default email client on Mac is named as ‘Mail app’ and the application is pretty cool with good features. However, some people are so addicted to the email clients they have been using over the years that they simply do not feel okay about changing it to something else.

  1. Set Outlook As Default Mail Client For Mac

Many people have multiple email accounts but tend to use them for different purposes. If you have multiple email accounts, you'll want to set the one you use most often as your default.

Set Outlook As Default Mail Client For Mac

Default Mail Client For Mac
Newer versionsOffice 2011

Set up your default mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

    Tip: A list of your accounts is in the left pane of the Accounts box, and the default account is at the top of the list.

  2. Select the account that you want to make the default account.

  3. In the bottom, left pane of the Accounts box, click Set as Default .

Notes

  • To send an email message from an account other than your default account, under Inbox, select the account in the list. You can now send email from your non-default email account. When you're finished, under Inbox, click your default account.

  • When you forward or reply to a message, Outlook uses the account that the original message was sent to. To change this preference, on the Outlook menu, click Preferences, and then under Email, click Composing . Under Format and account, clear the Reply and forward using the default e-mail account check box.

Set up your default email reader

Your default mail reader is what's used when you're browsing a web page and share it via email with a friend or colleague, or mail it to yourself for further reading. The Mac default is to use the Mail app, but you can change the default to Outlook.

  1. Open Finder > Applications.

  2. Select Mail.

  3. Select Mail > Preferences.

  4. On the General tab, in Default email reader, select Microsoft Outlook.

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Set up your default mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

    A list of your accounts is in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, and the default account is first in the list.

  2. Select the account that you want to make the default account.

  3. On the Action pop-up menu , click Set as Default.

    Notes:

    • If you have configured multiple POP accounts, messages will be sent from the account that is currently selected, or the default account. To change the account from which a message is sent, select an account on the From pop-up menu in the email message. If you have added only one account to Outlook, the From pop-up menu is not available.

    • When you forward or reply to a message, Outlook uses the account to which the original message was sent. To change this preference, on the Outlook menu, click Preferences, and then under E-mail, click Composing. Under Format and account, clear the Reply and forward using the default e-mail account check box.

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