Change Windows 10 default mail app to Outlook

To change the default Windows 10 mail app to Outlook, follow these steps:

  1. In your Windows search box, type Control Panel, and then press the Enter key (or click the search result).
    windows search box
  2. On the All Control Panel Items window, click Default Programs.
    control panel window
  3. On the Default Programs screen, click the Associate a file type or protocol with a program link.
    default programs window
  4. On the Settings screen, on the right‑hand pane, under Email, click the default Mail app.
    settings screen
  5. On the Choose an app window, click Outlook.
    choose an app window
  6. Ensure that Outlook displays as the default email app, and then close all settings windows.
    outlook app default

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