Changing Default Mail App


How do I change my default mail app on my Mac?


  • macOS


  1. Open Mail.
  2. From the Mail menu, select Preferences.
  3. Click General.
  4. Choose the desired default email application from the pop-up menu.
    Note: If the desired email app is already set, the settings will need to be cleared:
    1. Select Apple's Mail app from the menu, then quit the Mail app.
    2. Open Mail and return to the Preferences window.
    3. Switch the default email application back to the desired app.
  5. If this setting does not stay set please contact the ITS Service Desk.


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