Set Microsoft® Outlook As Default E-Mail Client
Need to set Microsoft Outlook as a default e-mail client? Read on.
Microsoft Outlook is an information manager which is developed by Microsoft and is an e-mail client that is included with the Microsoft Office suite. It is used not only to send and receive e-mails but also to organize tasks and information. They work as stand-alone applications or with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for different users in an organization. The default e-mail program can be opened by clicking a web link on any e-mail. They are add-on applications that combine Microsoft Outlook with different devices like Blackberry mobile phones and with some other software like Microsoft Office and Skype Internet Communication. It manages all the e-mail, system calendars, contacts, tasks and documents or files on the hard drive. Microsoft Outlook helps users to communicate with each other via e-mail, phone and with the help of group scheduling capabilities. Microsoft Outlook also helps in sharing various types of information by using public folders, forms, and Internet connectivity.
Following are the methods to set Microsoft Outlook as a default E-mail Client and points to keep in mind:
- Set as default E-mail client
- Simple Method of setting
- Points to keep in Mind
Set as default E-mail client
You can set Microsoft Outlook as a Default E-mail Client by following these simple steps. First click 'Start'. Then in the 'Start Search' box, type 'Default Programs'. Now, from the
list of programs displayed, click 'Default Programs' under 'Programs' in the search results. Now click 'Set your default programs'. Then highlight Microsoft Outlook. Finally, click 'Set this program as default' and press 'OK'.
Simple Method of setting
To set the default e-mail client, you can use a simple method. Go to 'Start', choose 'Control Panel' and in the Control Panel' window, you need to choose 'Internet Options'. The Windows Internet Options are also available from Internet Explorer, by navigating to 'Tools', then 'Options', and selecting the 'Programs' tab. From here, select the e-mail client you need to set as your default e-mail from the e-mail drop-down.
You should make sure that the default e-mail client is properly installed so that errors won’t occur while setting up Microsoft Outlook. For this, you need to go to 'Control Panel' then 'Add or Remove Programs' option and check if it is installed. You also have to create a Windows Live account and then access your Windows Mail or Microsoft Outlook from there.
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