Windows 10: need to remove Oulook from system settings as default mail app

Discus and support need to remove Oulook from system settings as default mail app in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; By mistake Outlook was set as default mail app. How do I remove it?Before this happened and I would copy a link and my chrome/ aol would open. I do not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by paulaE., Sep 3, 2021.

  1. paulaE. Win User

    need to remove Oulook from system settings as default mail app


    By mistake Outlook was set as default mail app. How do I remove it?Before this happened and I would copy a link and my chrome/ aol would open. I do not use outlook other than to write in this forum.Can someone please tell me how to remove it. Clickiing on it does nothing. I'm getting the feeling Windows will not allow its removal.Everything worked as I needed before this happened. I only use the web-based version of outlook mail. I have never set up the Windows 360 which opens and would need to be set up.Thanks.

    :)
     
    paulaE., Sep 3, 2021
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  2. philc43 Win User

    Cannot open mail app settings


    OK, my next suggestion was going to be uninstalling Mail and Calendar and reinstalling from the Windows Store. You can have a go at this by following these steps.

    1. Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell.
    2. Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    3. Enter the below command to remove the Mail and calendar app.

    get-appxpackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage

    After performing the above steps, install the Mail and calendar app from the Windows Store.

    Hope this helps, you will, of course, have to add you accounts back again.
     
    philc43, Sep 3, 2021
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  3. Brink Win User
    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. need to remove Oulook from system settings as default mail app :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Sep 3, 2021
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  4. need to remove Oulook from system settings as default mail app

    How do I remove app preferences in Windows 10? (Outlook and mail app)

    Hi Azmeer,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the default mail and check if it helps.

    • Go to “Settings” and clock on “system”.
    • Under “Default apps” locate for “Email”.
    • Click on “choose default apps” and select the mail it will be the default app for the email.

    You may refer to the below article and check if it helps.

    Set program access and computer defaults

    Windows help & learning - Microsoft Support

    Note: The above article also applies to Windows 10.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 3, 2021
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