Sending emails in Windows 10 is easy with the right email client, but what if you click an email link and the wrong app opens? Luckily, it’s easy to select a default email app in Windows 10’s Settings app. Here’s how to do it.

First, open Settings by pressing Windows+i on your keyboard. Or open the Start menu and click the gear icon on the left.

In Settings, click “Apps.”

In Windows Settings, select "Apps."

In Apps, click “Default Apps” in the sidebar. In the Default Apps section, click the icon located just below “Email.” This will allow you to select a new email client that you’d like to use as default.

In the “Choose an App” menu that pops up, click the name of the email app you’d like to use as default for opening or sending emails.

In "Choose an App," select the email app name.

After that, close Settings, and you’re all set. The next time you click an email link, the default email app you chose will open. Happy emailing!

RELATED: How to Set Up and Customize Email Accounts in Windows 10

Profile Photo for Benj Edwards Benj Edwards
Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
Read Full Bio »