Set Mac Outlook as Default Client
There is no option as such inside Outlook to set it as the default client for your Mac. Here’s how to actually do it.
I check the entire Outlook 2016 Preferences department, but couldn’t find one obvious feature – the setting for setting it up as the default email client for Mac. There’s an interesting reason why Outlook 2016 doesn’t allow users to set it a default app from within itself, and it’s called Sandboxing.
However, what Sandbox is and why it makes such a limitation is not important.
Let’s find out how to actually set Outlook as a default email client in Mac OS X.
Go to ‘Apple Mail’ –> Preferences –> General Tab to set Outlook as Default.
That’s a simple way to get Outlook to act as the default app. But what if you don’t have any email account setup in your Apple Mail? In that case, you wouldn’t be able to access the preferences.
Therefore, what you can do is add an iCloud account for quick setup. Now open system preferences –> iCloud and check ‘Mail’ as your iCloud email. Now you can do the same thing you did above by opening ‘Preferences’ in your Apple Mail –> General Tab –> And set Outlook as default.
If you still have Outlook 2011 for Mac in your computer, you can set it as default from there. It will automatically be applied for Outlook 2016 as well.
You can use a program called IC-Switch to set Outlook as your default email client.
The above methods helps you to set Mac Outlook as Default Client.