Set Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 as default
Learn about the benefits of setting Microsoft Outlook 2010 as default e-mail client and tips to do so
Microsoft Outlook that comes with Office Suite 2010 is a premium personal and business e-mail management tool which gives an ultimate experience to not only businesspeople, but also to students and home users. With advanced organization of e-mails and superior features for communication, social networking and searching, Outlook 2010 keeps you in touch with your business and personal networks.
The following points will tell you about the features of Microsoft Outlook 2010 and why and how to set Outlook 2010 as the default e-mail client:
- Features and benefits of Outlook 2010
- Benefits to set Outlook 2010 as default e-mail client
- How to set Outlook 2010 as default e-mail client
Features and benefits of Outlook 2010
The Ribbon has been introduced for the first time in Outlook, allowing you to create shortcuts for your favorite commands. You can combine and collapse your conversations in Outlook 2010 so that your inbox does not get cluttered up. The earlier versions of Outlook allowed you to receive e-mails from different mailboxes in a single organization, but now, it allows you to do that from different organizations too. This feature proves to be extremely useful for users who need to receive e-mails from different mailboxes at different times of the day.
Benefits to set Outlook 2010 as default e-mail client
By setting Outlook 2010 as default e-mail client, you will receive all the e-mails from different e-mail accounts in this database only. By doing that, you will not need to sign in to different e-mail accounts every time you want to check your mails. All the e-mails received and sent by you will be saved in this database only. If you need to refer to an e-mail you sent around a month ago and you do not remember which e-mail address you used, you can easily locate it in your Outlook 2010 by using its search feature.
If you want to set Outlook 2010 as your default e-mail client, then to go to 'Control Panel' and click on the 'Programs and Features' button. Select Office 2010 and click on the 'Change' button. On the Office 2010 set-up screen that appears, click on 'Repair' and follow the instructions that come up. You can also set Outlook 2010 as default manually by clicking on the 'Start' button and type 'Default Programs'. Follow the instructions that come up for setting the Outlook 2010 as default. Apart from that, go to 'Program Files', click on 'Common Files', click on 'SystemMSMAPI1033' and delete MSMAPI32.DLL. After this, when you will start your Outlook 2010, it will recreate the file upon launch and you will be asked to set Outlook 2010 as default.
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