If you’re like most people, you have more than one email program on your computer. You can simplify your life by making Outlook a one-stop center for sending and receiving email, storing your contacts, and scheduling appointments. You can start by adding an email account to Outlook.

  1. In Windows 10, select Start and type Default apps

  2. Select Default apps from the suggestions. 

  3. Under Email, if Outlook is not listed, select the app that is listed to be presented with a list of email apps installed on your computer, then select Outlook

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. On the File tab, choose Options.

  3. Under Start up options, select the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box.

  4. Click OK.

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.

  3. Under General, select the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box.

  4. Click OK.

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