How do I set Microsoft Outlook to be the default mail client on my Mac?

A default program is the program that Mac OS X uses when you open a particular type of file, such as a music file, an image, or a webpage. For example, if you have more than one web browser installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default browser. This article applies to the situation where you have more that one e-mail program installed on your Mac OS X workstation, such as Lotus Notes and Outlook. It also applies to situation where you may have already removed Lotus Notes from your computer, but Outlook is still not registered to be the default e-mail program.

To set Microsoft Outlook to be the default mail client on your Mac OS X workstation, perform the following steps:
 

  1. Open "Mail" from the "Applications" folder, Dock, or "Launchpad"
  2. From the "Mail" menu, choose "Preferences".
  3. Click the "General" button.
  4. Choose "Microsoft Outlook" from the "Default email reader" pop-up menu