Once you set up the right set of default apps on your Windows 10 PC, you are likely to forget about them.

When we open certain files or try to perform certain actions, we expect the same application to open.

If it’s the right app, we just keep doing what we want.

But if the application is wrong, it can not only be frustrating, but it can also be a waste of time.

Our guide below will show you how to change the default mail app in Windows 10 if you want to use a specific app for your email.

How to change the default Windows 10 Mail app

  1. Click inside the search box and type “default apps”.
  2. Select Default Application Settings.
  3. Click on the mail button and choose your preferred app.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to change the default Mail app in Windows 10, including pictures of the steps.

Your Windows 10 computer has a number of different default settings that it sticks to when you perform certain actions. One of the most common default settings is the web browser. If you haven’t changed this setting, it’s possible that Microsoft Edge is the default browser and clicking a link in another program will open the page in Edge.

But just as you can change your default browser to something like Chrome or Firefox, you can also change your default email app to something else. Our guide below will show you where this setting is so you can use another email app like Outlook as your default email program.

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How to set a new default app in Windows 10

The steps in this article will show you how to set the application as the default application when performing a Mail action, such as clicking a hyperlink to an email address in a Word document.

If you are already using an email application such as Outlook and it is not the default application, actions performed in Outlook will continue to be performed in that program.

Step 1: Type “default app” in the search box at the bottom left corner of the screen.

How to use another mail app in windows 10

Step 2: Select the Default app settings option at the top of the list of search results.

Windows 10 default app settings

Step 3: Click the Mail button in the Email section, and then select the app you want to use as the default when performing the Mail action.

Windows 10 How to change the default mail app

Note that your computer will list the applications currently installed on your computer that can be set as the default email application.

Want to make it easier to find the apps you use all the time? Learn how to do this in Windows 10 by placing your most frequently used apps on the Start screen.