How to make Outlook for Mac 2011 as default mail client

In this short tutorial we will see how to make Outlook for Mac 2011 as the default application for e-mail, contacts and calendar. Click the Outlook menu and select Preferences from the menu list.

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In the Outlook Preferences window, navigate to General option under the Personal Settings.

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In the General Option window, navigate to Default application section and click the Make Default button. This would make outlook as the default application for e-mail, calendar and contacts on Mac OS X Lion.

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In Category: Mac, MS Office

Ravi Shankar

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  • atom08 November 1, 2011, 3:22 pm

    have you tried this way?
    Finder, 2-finger-click on any file(= right-click), services, New Email with attachment, Mail will appear now, even the outlook had been set as default.

  • atom08 November 1, 2011, 3:22 pm

    have you tried this way?
    Finder, 2-finger-click on any file(= right-click), services, New Email with attachment, Mail will appear now, even the outlook had been set as default.

  • Rob December 7, 2011, 5:33 pm

    Absolutely correct. This just sets Outlook as the Default Email READER, not the Sender.

  • Rob December 7, 2011, 5:33 pm

    Absolutely correct. This just sets Outlook as the Default Email READER, not the Sender.

  • Cobi February 7, 2012, 6:24 pm

    Rob, do you know how to set Outlook as the Default Sender?

  • Cobi February 7, 2012, 6:24 pm

    Rob, do you know how to set Outlook as the Default Sender?

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