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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)


edit (default) to :


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"
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