Q&A: how do I make Entourage:Mac my default mail application?

Via email, I was asked:

How do I set Entourage to be my default mail application?

There are two ways to do this:

  • In Entourage 2008 or Entourage for Web Services, open up the Preferences. In General, click the "Set Entourage to be my default e-mail client" button.
  • In Apple Mail, open up the Preferences, and set the default mail application there.

If you find that some applications are still launching another mail app after you've done this, it probably means that the application isn't respecting the system settings. In that case, check out the offending application's preferences to see if they have a setting for which mail client to use.