How can I change the default email program to Outlook on my Mac?

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By default, the built-in Mail program is set to be the default email program and needs to be changed if you use the Microsoft Outlook program to access your Dartmouth email.

  1. Find the Mail program on your computer and double click to open. It may be in your Applications folder since you use Outlook.
  2. You may be prompted to setup your Dartmouth email account in mail. If you are prompted, do the following:
    1. Click Exchange under “Choose a Mail account provider…” and click Continue.
    2. When prompted, fill in the needed information:
      1. Name: Your name i.e. Jane Doe.
      2. Email Address: Your full Dartmouth email address i.e.
      3. Password: Your Dartmouth password. Click Sign In.
    3. You’ll see an error in red “Unable to verify account name or password.” You then need to fill in your Username which is in the format of your (i.e. There’s no need to change the other fields. Click Sign In.
    4. You then are prompted to select the apps you want to use with this account. Uncheck everything other than Notes if you won't be using the Mail program. Then click Done.
  3. Once you’ve setup your account, in the Mail program, click the Mail pulldown menu and choose Preferences.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Next to Default email reader, choose Microsoft Outlook from the list.
  6. Close out of that window – you can now quit the Mail program.

Outlook should now be the default email program for your Mac.



Article ID: 74525
Wed 3/27/19 10:36 AM
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