MAC OS X: How to change the default email application

Note: If you are accustomed to using Internet preferences in earlier versions of Mac OS X, note that Internet preferences is not included with Mac OSX 10.3 or later. In Mac OS X 10.3 or later, use Mail and Safari to change your default applications.

Choosing an email application other than Mail


  1. Open Mail (/Applications/Mail).
  2. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
  3. Click the General button.
  4. Choose your desired default email application from the Default Email Reader pop-up menu.

Note: You may need to set up the email application with your email account information. This information is not automatically exported from Mail.

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