Setting a default email app in Windows 10, Mac OSX

Saint Xavier University students, faculty and staff have access to Microsoft Office applications including Outlook to keep up to date with classes, projects and more.

Rather than logging in to your web browser each time, you may choose to use Outlook or another third party email "client" (application) to check your emails. After downloading the client and setting it up, your last step is to designate it as your default choice. (This process works for any type of application, not just email clients.)


On a Windows Computer, setting up your default email client is easy. Simply follow these steps.

  1. On the Start menu, select Settings > Apps > Default apps.
  2. Select which default you want to set, and then choose the app.

Setting default email account in Windows 10













On an Apple Computer, setting up your default email client is simple. Follow these steps.

  1. Launch Mail from your dock or the Finder.
  2. Click Mail in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click the dropdown next to Default Mail Reader.
  5. Click the client you'd like to set as the default.

Setting the default email client in Mac OSX


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Article ID: 120997
Mon 11/23/20 1:29 PM