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Windows 7: Using Gmail for mailto


21 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Using Gmail for mailto

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?


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21 Nov 2009   #2

 

Sure thing, as long as you have a local eMail client set up to use GMail...
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21 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you are using Windows Live Mail, just go to accounts and check Gmail as the default account.
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02 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
Easy Way

That's the easy way to open mailto links in google chrome :

Open Regedit (*windows button* + R --> regedit)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command\

edit (default) to :

"C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

That's it !

Have FUN !
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12 Nov 2012   #5

win 7 pro 64bit
 
 

For anyone finding this & using yahoo, it's
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" http://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=%1
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