Choosing Front as the default email client


If you're doing all your work in Front, it would be very useful to set Front as your default email client so that clicking on any email address will automatically open up Front for you to compose emails from. You can set this up for both Mac and PC.


Step 1

Click the gear icon on the top right of Front and into the Personal settings tab. Select Preference.

Step 2

Scroll down to or search for Default email client.

Step 3

Click Make default to set Front as your default email client.

Step 4

If you're using Windows 7, click Yes in the UAC dialog that appears. If you're using Windows 8 or Windows 10, follow the additional instructions below.

Step 5 (additional steps for Windows 8 & 10)

From the Start menu, choose Settings.

Step 6

Click Apps.

Step 7

Then choose Default apps from the sidebar, and select Mail.

Step 8

Choose Front from the dropdown list.


If you're using Front in Chrome, please make sure Front is also set as the default email handler in Chrome.

5 replies

    • Graham_Craig_Sowerby
    • 5 yrs ago
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    This option is greyed out for one of my staff members, and if I try and set Front as the default app for mailto protocol Front is not listed. Any ideas?

    • front
    • 5 yrs ago
    • Reported - view

    Graham Craig Sowerby When it's greyed out, it means that Front is the default app. If you want to make another app default, you will have to edit that in the other app.

    • front
    • 5 yrs ago
    • Reported - view

    Graham Craig Sowerby Hey! I just wanted to let you know we've updated this article, so you should now see Front listed for Windows, and be able to set Front as the default. Please let me know if you have any questions!

    • Sean_Hudson
    • 4 yrs ago
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     Cori Morris is there a way to prevent a new FrontApp instance from opening? I have followed the instructions here (Windows10) but when I click an email link a brand new FrontApp opens up, even though I already have one running.

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    • Kenji_Hayward
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Sean Hudson thanks for bringing this to our attention. Our development team is looking into this. (right now there isn't a way but we're working on fixing that)