Can't change default mail reader

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aoitsukinosuke, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. aoitsukinosuke macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    I'm using Apple Mail as my mail program on my MacMini Leopard 10.5.8.

    I was checking sth out today and I saw that Microsoft Outlook was checked as default mail reader. Thinking that it could be a software related bug, I went to
    Mail / Preferences / General and clicked Default email reader. In the drop down menu my Mail app was listed. I made the choice then quit Mail.
    When I reopened it, it was back to Outlook as the default reader.

    I have Microsoft 2011 on my Mac but never setup Outlook. I migrated from Entourage to Mail about 2 years ago and that's it.

    Can someone please tell me what is going on?
  2. lpeedin macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2011
  3. aoitsukinosuke thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    sth = something.

    BTW; I dumped out "" from User/Library/Preferences folder and reset Mail, but no difference.
    C'mon guys, lend me a help please.
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    You might need to edit your default email client in this file:


    Do a bit of web research to find out how.
  5. aoitsukinosuke thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011

    I followed your advice but hit a wall. I'm a user with limited technicality therefore a) I only understand half of what is being said in those posts b) there is no way I can do the changes which I think I understand.

    If you can guide me thru the process, I'll be grateful. If not, thanks for your time.

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