Make Outlook your default application for e-mail, calendar, and contacts

You can make Outlook open automatically when you click a link to send e-mail (sometimes called a "mailto" link) in a document or on a Web page. Similarly, you can make events and contacts open in Outlook when you open them from the Finder or the desktop.

  1. On the Outlook menu, click Tools > Accounts.

  2. Select the account you want to make the default.

  3. Click the Settings icon at the bottom of the pane, and then click Set as default account.

  1. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Personal Settings, click General  General Preferences button .

  3. Under Default application, click Make Default.

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