Being able to manage your email inbox effectively is crucial in today’s professional and personal lives. Windows 11, like its predecessor Windows 10, allows users to easily include their favourite email client within the operating system. Microsoft Outlook is the most powerful and feature-rich of these solutions for organizing your inbox, calendar, and to-do list. Kindly see How to Recall an Email in Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Outlook: Adding & Removing Folders in Favorites.
We will show you how to make Microsoft Outlook the default email client on Windows 11 and 10 and walk you through the rest of the procedure if you are unfamiliar with the process. You can improve your digital communication, workflow, and email organization all from your desktop by making this one simple change. Here are other related guides on outlook: How to Share Microsoft Outlook Calendar on Desktop and on Web, 5 Steps to Fix Outlook continually prompts for passwords on Windows 10 and 11, and How to install new fonts in Microsoft Office.
How to change Windows 11 default mail app to Outlook
Press the “Windows key + I” to open the system settings. Then, select “Apps,” and on the right pane, choose “Default apps.”
Within the default apps section, scroll down and click on the current default mail app on your system.
In the current default mail app, click on “Choose a default.” Upon completing that action, proceed to click on the MAILTO option and also modify the default to Outlook.
Under the suggested apps, select Outlook as the default app.
After completing this process, every email you send will automatically open Outlook as the mail app.
How to change Windows 10 default mail app to Outlook
Press the Windows key to open the Start menu, then type “Control Panel” in the search box and open it.
Click on “Programs” in the control panel”
Within the Programs section, select “Default Programs.”
Under the Default Programs, click on “Associate a file type or protocol with a program.”
This will open up the “Default apps” settings. On the right-hand side of this interface, under the “Email” category, click on the default Mail app.
Under the “Choose an app,” select Outlook as the default app.
To finalize the process, verify that Outlook is now confirmed as the designated default email application.
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