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Gmail as default mailto

Q: Gmail as default mailto

Hiya....I am trying to set this up but it's not working.

Every time I click on a link to send mail my Windows Live mail program opens.... obviously is the default.

I have installed the gmail desktop notifier which is great...following instructins it says to right click icon on taskbar>options then check use gmail internet mailto links box but it still does not work. Any ideas anybody?


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A: Gmail as default mailto

If you are using Chrome as the browser there is an extension to do it for you
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I was wondering if there is a way to change Gmail to be the default mail program. So that when a mailto link is clicked a Gmail window will open.

Is there a registry hack for this?

A:Using Gmail for mailto

Sure thing, as long as you have a local eMail client set up to use GMail...
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I do not have the Gmail extension installed and can find no settings which pertain to this in the Gmail site or the Google Toolbar.

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Did you install any third party gmail program ?
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I use Chrome for my browser. If I click on a mailto: link on a page, this calls Outlook. Now, I have Outlook as part of Office 2010, but I don't want to use it. Can I change this behavior so that a mailto: link will call Gmail?

A:[SOLVED] a mailto: link calls Outlook; how to change this to Gmail?

Hi koukishin ,

Try having a look at what I found here: Set Gmail as Your Browser's Default Email Client with a Simple Hack.

If that's not exactly what you're looking for, then you can find a whole bunch of other options by going to Google and typing 'how to make a mailto button default to gmail' into the Google search bar. Hopefully this will help you out.
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A:Default Internet Email (mailto:)

it looks like you're using google toolbar. if so, go to the google toolbar Options, open More tab and check if Send with Gmail option is unchecked.
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I thought I would provide an update to this post as recent changes the 4+ mailto Firefox in Making Hotmail default in Firefox have resulted in the method changing Making Hotmail the default mailto in Firefox 4+ slightly In recent versions of Firefox you must Type about config into your location bar and hit enter If you've never edited or used about config before you'll see a warning Click quot I'll be careful I promise quot This will bring you to the about config window In the filter field type quot gecko quot Without quotes In the list below it should say something like Making Hotmail the default mailto in Firefox 4+ quot gecko handlerService allowRegisterFromDifferentHost quot at the top and Making Hotmail the default mailto in Firefox 4+ you want to change its value from False to True to do this simply double click it Create a bookmark pointing to any website you like Edit the properties of the bookmark and change the Location field to say For Hotmail http Code javascript navigator registerProtocolHandler 'mailto' 'http hotmail msn com secure start action compose amp to s' 'Hotmail' For Secure Hotmail https Code javascript navigator registerProtocolHandler 'mailto' 'https hotmail msn com secure start action compose amp to s' 'Hotmail' For Windows Live Mail Code javascript navigator registerProtocolHandler 'mailto' 'http mail live com secure start action compose amp to s' 'Hotmail' Save the Bookmark then select execute the Bookmark by left clicking it in your Bookmark menu toolbar You will see an information bar drop down at the top of the window Click quot Add Application quot You've now finished installing the Hotmail protocol but must now make it your current selection Go to Firefox gt Preferences gt Applications if you are using a Mac or Tools gt Options gt Applications if you are using Windows Now scroll down the list by content type and find mailto In the drop-down menu to the right select quot Use Hotmail quot Next return to about config If the warning comes up again click quot I'll be careful I promise quot In the filter field type quot gecko quot and double click the first entry quot gecko handlerService allowRegisterFromDifferentHost quot to change the value back to false Done Enjoy using Hotmail for emailto links Okay so you want to know the reason behind the changes seen in points and Mozilla changed it so you can't execute javascript from the Address Bar so the next simplest way to do it is via a bookmark Also I include information about how to set it up for users who have set there email account to use HTTPS instead of HTTP as well as information for Windows Live Mail users I wouldn't have made this new thread if it wasn't for that fact that the other thread was closed preventing anyone from posting new information

A:Making Hotmail the default mailto in Firefox 4+

Hi, welcome to TSF

Thanks for your detailed instructions.

The other thread was closed because it's from 2008, the original poster no longer needs help with their problem, and the version of Firefox being discussed is now out of date.
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I don't yet know how widespread this is nor what causes it but if there is a quick and easy one click method to reset I would appreciate the info What is happening is that the MailTo default is getting changed to the browser default Or at least that was the case in the two I have seen so far If the browser default is Edge Mailto is set to Edge If default is Chrome MailTo is Chrome At least in all of our systems mailto need to be Outlook and if this can be set and locked in the registry i need to be able to do that Oddly not everyone has the problem No one knows when it started as most people never pay attention It was just reported to me today and fix Windows other mailto set command to or for Registry 10 default i found that my own Windows was the same setup defaulting to Chrome Meaning any hyperlinks on websites that referred to mailto Registry fix or other command to set default for mailto Windows 10 never open Outlook Thanks

A:Registry fix or other command to set default for mailto Windows 10

Hello questorfla,

You might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed mailto option in the table of OPTION TWO below may be able to help. It'll restore the default association for mailto.

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A:[SOLVED] Making Hotmail the default mailto in Firefox 3

Hello xsever and Welcome to TSF.

Have you seen this article?
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A:Setting Outlook7 to Default "mailto" in Windows8

Hello Rcull, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to go to Associate a File Type or Protocol with a Program in Default Programs to set the MAILTO protocol (towards bottom) to set Outlook as the default program.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol in Windows 8

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A:GMail as Default

default mail refers to the default program. Since GMail is not a program, you would have to use an email client to access your GMail account (instead of, or in addition to, using the web interface).
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A:Making Gmail default, is it possible?

See here >>Making Gmail your default mail application.You won't actually see it show up in Internet Options but should still work. Firefox users can use the Email This! Bookmarklet Extension . Once installed, open the Customize Toolbar & drag the Gmail This! icon (or whichever they wish to use) up to the Navigation Toolbar.
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A:How to make gMail default on 8.1?

What is she using as an email client if you use Thunderbird you can have all accounts including gmail and choose which to send from
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A:Using Gmail as default email account

If you use Chrome, then you can try this extension for Chrome.

Edit: I need to explain how this works on my machine.

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But I also use Chrome - quite a lot actually. So, I installed the above-linked extension, which opens directly into my Gmail account (of course, in the process, and in the first instance, I have to go through the gmail login page).

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This is how it seems to work for me.
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A:Replace Outlook Exp with Gmail as default

Control panel Mail option is for the MS-Outlook. If you are an Gmail user then you can easily configure the Gmail account in your Outlook Express. You can find out the Outlook Express settings in the Gmail settings option.
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A:How do I set an SSB running Gmail as my default email client?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'm not familiar with the type of settings your referring to so forgive me if this seems completely off base
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P.S. Google Chrome is the browser I use.
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A:making my keyboard recognize gmail as default

Who is the manufacturer of the keyboard and the model? You probably have a setup menu for the keyboard for the keys. But since gmail is browser based I don't think the email function can be mapped that way. It appears that your 'convenience buttons' are linked to executable programs/applications. Hence email opens a mail client. Not a browser and specific URL.What you can do is set gmail to be read in outlook express, instead of a webpage. That would be the easiest workaround for the convenience buttons.
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A:Change default email to Gmail on Windows Mail.

What email client are you using or are you using the email app?
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A:How to change default email client to Gmail in Chrome

I use this extension:

Gmail notifier also does the job:

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Check your cookie settings via Tools > Options in Firefox, and via Internet Options in Control Panel for IE.
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Found it: chrome://settings/handlers and uncheck gmail.
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A:Solved: Make GMail the default "send to"

Windows has not been designed to allow any "internet" type of email to be the default. It must be a program that is installed on the local machine.

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Google don't offer phone support for these kind of problems, only online forms, so be very careful if you decide to use that 0800 number. ie. don't give any personal details over the phone.

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Q: Mailto:


I need to change the default mail client within IE to hotmail or webmail I have found reg files on the net to do this but they dont seem to work. The end result I need is when a user clicks on a email link with a IE window it opens a url or other program.

I have had some fruity results from this one where 70 odd IE windows open all at once.

Here is the reg hack I used.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


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Hi, and welcome to TechSupportForum

It seems to me you are trying to registry hacks but this is the hard way. You can just do this by changing IE Options.

Go to:

1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. Network and Internet Options -> Internet Options
4. or Internet Options
5. Programs Tab
6. Change the e-mail to whatever you want it to be in that list

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A:Mailto key

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I don't know where you are looking, but you will not find it in the File Types listed in the Explorer>Tools>Folder Options, File Types

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(Notice that all do NOT have the // following, I did not mistype it.)

Try the fix and you have found and see if it helps.
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under the
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You should already have a Send to -> Mail recipient option that you could use.

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Hello Abe,

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I did some more research and through a search for:


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Hi Alex,
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Hello Rob,

You should be able to go into Default Programs and set "Google Chrome" to be the default program with all of it's associations to also make the MAILTO protocol it's default as well.

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Welcome to TSG!

Try changing the Email program choice in Internet Options | Programs tab
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A:Solved: mailto: error in Vista SP1

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: )
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I ended up cloning the desktop image onto the laptop so that the working links now work on the laptop. I would still be interested to see if anyone knows of a way to get it to work easily. For now, my problem has been least until I need to figure out how to do it again.
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But when I found the registry key

I was NOT able to change the permissions…

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !

[email protected]

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Hello Russell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you scroll down past all of the file extensions listed at that registry location? mailto will be under all of the file extenstions in the protocol list like below.
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Hello and welcome to TSF

I think you will get a better answer, in the web design forum.

I will move your thread.
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A:IE7 & mailto links & new browser window opens with error

Hello SunnyOz, and welcome to Vista Forums.

That is strange. I'm not sure why IE7 would try to open it as well when Windows Mail had opened with it as it should.

Double check to make sure that Internet Explorer and Windows Mail are set as the default program with all of their associations set to them as well to see if there may be something not set with them.

Do you have problems with any other mailto links opening like this? If not, then it may be a problem with that link from that website.

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Hello janleo54106

Welcome to TSF

I believe that you can change the associations for the mail client through the registry

Navigate to

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A:[SOLVED] MailTo Link error, opens dozens of windows

Try this (for Win XP):

Click Start, Run and type control inetcpl.cpl
Select the Programs tab
From the E-mail dropdown list, choose another mail client and click Apply
Redo the procedure and set your preferred email client again

Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
Navigate to the following branch:
(if not exist URL Protocol string) From the Edit menu, select New, and then click String Value.
Type URL Protocol as the name of the new String Value
Exit the Registry Editor

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Click OK

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Object Permissions
Creator Owner Full Control
Administrators Full Control
Users Read
System Full Control

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Click the Advanced button
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Deselect the Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here checkbox.
Click Apply, and then click Yes when you are prompted to continue.
Click OK, and then click OK again.
Exit the Registry editor.
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A:Solved: mailto link in Firefox doesn't open Thunderbird

Please try to uninstall and reintsall the mozilla filrefox.
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Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

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