Click the Show Menu
button, and choose Options
; if you see the traditional menus, go to Tools > Options
. Both open the Options dialog: under the General
tab, which should be selected by default, locate the bottom section, labeled "Default Messaging Program
If Windows Live Mail is not currently the default email program on Windows, the text next to the first button will read "This application is NOT the default Mail handler
". Click the Make Default
button, and it will be disabled (grayed out).
Confirming your change of default email clientThe text has now changed to "This application is the default Mail handler
".This is a bit misleading, because Windows Live Mail will not becomeyour default email application until you actually have clicked the Ok
button to confirm the change in configuration.
Soclick Ok (no need to Apply first), and Windows Live Mail's optiondialog will close, integrating your new option choices. It is that easyto make Windows Live Mail your default email program. (If Windows LiveMail was already your default email client, nothing will happen.)