Hi Bill ...
Might be your Safari prefeerences need resetting ..
Go to your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the General tab.
Select Safari from the pop up menu next to: Default web browser
Quit then relaunch Safari to test.
And launch Mac Mail. From that menu bar click Mail > Preferences then select the General tab.
Make sure Mail is selected from the pop up menu next to: Default email reaeder
If you still have problems, try troubleshooting the Safari .plist (preferences)
Quit Safari. Go to ~/LIbrary/Preferences. Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file to the Desktop.
Relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, move the .plist file to the Trash. If not, move it back to the Preferences folder.
edited by: cs