I do not want ANY email client as a default. Whenever I accidentally click on a link, Outlook comes up. I do not want ANYTHING to pop up.

Uninstalling is not an option. I want Outlook on the computer; I just do not want a default or anything to open if I accidentally click on a mail-link.

How can I clear the default?

I'm on OSX 10.9.2

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The location you set your default email reader is in Mail.app:

Mail > Preferences > General

That will let you pick a different program than Outlook, but doesn't have a none option.

There is a third party system preference that I have, but I can't tell if it is discontinued or the developer's site is just down. It lets you set a default application for all sorts of "various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, Uniform Type Identifiers (UTIs), and MIME types." RCDefaultApp

One of the options under email is <disabled> which should be what you want.

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