Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mac: Default email reader keep resetting to Mail

On Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.4), I was trying to change the default email reader to MS Outlook. So I went to Mail > Preferences > General, and changed Default email reader to Outlook. However, if I re-open the Preferences dialog, I noticed the setting is reverted back to Mail.

I was able to resolve the issue by resetting LaunchServices. Open Terminal and run the following command:
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -seed

OS X 10.11.4 - Setting the default email to one... | Apple Support Communities

1 comment:

Ryan Munn said...

Thanks mate. This is the only place I could find a solution to this problem. Very much appreciated.