Configure Default Email Client


Below are instructions for how to configure your default email client on either Windows or macOS. Clicking email links on webpages or generating emails from another app (i.e. attempting to send meeting invitations from Zoom) opens the default email client on your computer.

Details / Instructions


  1. Click on Start
  2. Select the Settings gear icon
  3. Choose Apps
  4. Click on Default Apps
  5. Under Email, choose your preferred email client


  1. Open Mail from your Applications folder inside Finder
  2. Inside Mail, navigate to Mail>Preferences in the menu bar
  3. Select your Default email reader from the drop down menu

Alternatively, if your Mac is a University computer, you can follow the below steps to configure Outlook to be your default email client via Self Service:

  1. Open Self Service from your Applications folder inside Finder
  2. Login with your netID and password, and choose the Fixes category
  3. Press Set Default on the Set Default Email to Outlook option

See Also

Change default programs in Windows 10

Change the default browser or email client on your Mac


Article ID: 101662
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