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Changing the Default Email Program in Windows XP

Document ID 827


You can change the program Windows XP uses to handle email through the "Set Program Access and Defaults" menu. Sometimes this menu is linked directly from the Start Menu, but you can also access it through the Control Panel. This document will guide you through steps to make these changes.


Changing Your Default Email Program

Open the Control Panel.


In the Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.


Select Set Program Access and Defaults in the sidebar.


Click the radio button next to "Custom", and click the expand button directly to the right.


Select your preferred email program and click OK.

If you have any further questions, please email helpdesk@tamu.edu or call us at 979.845.8300.

Document ID 827
September 23, 2013
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