Many programs can send information as an email message. For example, you can send a spreadsheet to a mail recipient in Microsoft Excel, or click an email link on a webpage. If you have more than one email application on your computer, the only way to make sure these actions use a particular application, such as Outlook, is to set it as your default program.
The following steps set Microsoft Outlook 2010 as your default mail program.
- Click the File tab.
- Click Options.
- Under Start up options, select the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box.
Note To send messages, an email account must be added and configured in your Outlook profile.