Steps to change the default email client on your Mac

5The stock Mail app for Mac is a great email client that meets perfectly users’ daily mailing demands. However, if you are looking for something a little more feature-rich for your mailing tasks, there are tons of third-party apps out there to pick from such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.

In reality, macOS allows you to easily change the default mail client on your machine. If you are new to macOS, the process of setting the new default mail app is little bit confusing. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to change the default email client on your Mac. Before heading to our step-by-step instructions, make sure that you are now running macOS Sierra.

Steps to change the default email client on your Mac

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Mail app and then click the Mail icon at the top

Step two: Next up, you now need to select Preferences from the drop-down menu. On the Preferences window pane, click the General tab at the top and then click on the Default email reader option. Once you are done, you will see all email apps installed into the Applications folder on your Mac. You now simply need to select an email client to set it as the default email client

Step three: You need to tap on the X button to close the Preferences window pane.

Note that if you don’t find any mail options in the drop-down list, you can click on the Select  button from the drop-down menu to select an email client you want to be the default one for managing emails on your Mac. However, we recommend you put all your email apps into the Applications folder.

If you change your mind, you can repeat the above steps and select the stock Mail app from the drop-down list.

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