How to Set Microsoft Outlook as your Default Email Program

You can use Microsoft Outlook to send texts, links, or figures as emails or attachments from many programs like Microsoft Excel, Word, or PowerPoint etc. However, if you have multiple email clients on your Microsoft Windows PC, it may become little cumbersome for you to send emails using Microsoft Outlook only.

If you want to make sure that only Microsoft Outlook is used to send or receive your emails, you will have to set it as your default email program. This way you will no longer need to make a program selection when sending emails. Anytime if you want, you can switch to another email client and start sending emails using it.

Get Microsoft Outlook help below to learn how to set Microsoft Outlook as the default email program for your emails –

Step 1: Open Microsoft Outlook 2010, click the File menu and select Options. On the Outlook Options screen, click General in the left hand panel and look under Start up options. Place a check mark in the box next to Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar. Afterwards, click the Default Programs button to open the Set Program Associations window. Check all the boxes on the window and then click the Save button. Click OK to save the changes and exit the Outlook Options window. Restart Microsoft Outlook by closing and reopening it. It has been now set as your default email program.
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Step 2: If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007, open it. Click the Tools tab and select Options. On the Options window, click the Other tab. Under General, check the box beside Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar. Click the Default Programs button to set up the associations for default programs. Check all the boxes on the Set Program Associations window and click Save. You will now return to the Options window. Save the changes by clicking the Apply button and then OK to exit the window. Restart Microsoft Outlook and you are done.

Step 3: If you have Microsoft Outlook 2003, launch it and click the Tools tab. Select Options from the Tools menu. On the Options window. Click the Other tab on the Options window. Check the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar box. The Outlook 2003 version doesn’t have the option to set up program associations. So, simply click the Apply button and then OK to save the changes and exit the Options window. You are done now. You can now start sending emails from any program using Microsoft Outlook.

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