Microsoft could soon force Mail users to use Edge for email links in Windows 10

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 18 Mar 2018
Microsoft could soon force Mail users to use Edge for email links in Windows 10
  • In the latest Preview Build, Microsoft is testing opening all Windows Mail links in Edge, even if the user’s default browser is set to Chrome or Firefox.

Microsoft announced its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17623. The company is testing a new feature in the build, which makes sure that any link clicked within the Windows Mail app open in Microsoft Edge. This means that even if users have selected Chrome or Firefox as their default browser in Windows 10, the OS will ignore it and force open the links in Edge when they open a link from within the Mail app. 


Detailing the change in a blog post, Microsoft said, “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will open in Microsoft Edge, which provides the best, most secure and consistent experience on Windows 10 and across your devices. With built-in features for reading, note-taking, Cortana integration, and easy access to services such as SharePoint and OneDrive, Microsoft Edge enables you to be more productive, organized and creative without sacrificing your battery life or security. As always, we look forward to feedback from our WIP community.”

Speaking of Windows 10 builds, the upcoming Windows 10 "Redstone 4" release will reportedly be called the "Spring Creators Update". As per an earlier report, a Twitter user found that running the ‘Get-VMHostSupportedVersion’ command on PowerShell in Windows 10 Insider Preview build numbered 17618 brings up the name of all supported versions. The list displays the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703), Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), along with the upcoming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update version 1803. The Spring Creators update will most likely be the first major update to Windows 10 and is expected to come with a slew of AI-based and machine learning features.

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