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Mac:How do I change the default 'open with' mail client to Mail instead of Outlook?

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I have Evernote on both my computers ( Imac and Macbook Air).


On my Imac the default mail app is Mail - but on my MBA it is Outlook ( I used Outlook as my mail client at a time).

I want to change the default mail client, so my saved mails open in Mail, when I doubleclick on them on my MBA as they do on my Imac.


I have attached a screenshot.post-130632-0-04527300-1426818317_thumb.

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  • 2 years later...

You're not going to get any help from Apple or any of the forums. Here's how to solve this problem...

In Outlook, click and drag an email onto your Desktop. Right click the email file and select Get Info. In the info box, expand Open With and set it to Microsoft Outlook. Then click the button to apply that decision to all. 

The problem is that your Mac doesn't treat the email file as an email. It treats it as a file with the .eml extension. And, it goes through the preferences for Finder instead of Mail. 

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