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. Launch Mail from your Applications folder
  2. In Mail, click Mail in the menu bar and select Preferences
  3. Under the General tab, click the drop-down menu beside Default email reader and select your preferred email client

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. Launch Self Service from your Applications folder
  2. Log in with your NetID and password
  3. Select Fixes from the categories on the left
  4. Click Set Default below 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

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