Set Outlook as the default mail client in Windows 8


Set Outlook as the default mail client in Windows 8

September 18, 2013

By: Rutledge Daugette


Windows 8 is still very new, and flashy, and somewhat annoying (even with the Windows 8.1 Update!) with some of  its quirks! Recently, I installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my new laptop, and ran into an issue where clicking on email addresses open the native Mail app instead of Outlook. If you're having the same's how to fix it!

Step 1: Open the Default Programs control panel application (you can find it by using Search)

Step 2: Click "Set your default programs"

Default Programs


Step 3: Select "Outlook (Desktop)" from the list, then click "Choose defaults for this program"

Outlook Defaults

Step 4: Click the checkbox next to "MAILTO" and hit "OK"

Your Outlook should now be the default when clicking links!

Rutledge Daugette
CEO and Founder

Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for quality content.

From the Web