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Windows 7: Mail Associations

17 Jan 2010   #1

Mail Associations

I use gmail, but the primary address I use in Gmail is my old charter account. My problem is, Gmail doesn't seem to be associated with either Windows 7 of Craig's List. When I try to reply to a seller on Craig's List I get an error message saying there is now mail server associated with it. I found an Association page but I have no idea how to create an association. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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17 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

When you click on an email link on a web page, Win 7 will open the email
program that has been assigned to be the default program for "mailto:" links.

This is normally Windows Mail on a Vista computer, but Win 7 doesn't come with an email program. If you install a program like Windows Live Mail, or Thunderbird you can access your Gmail account via POP3 or IMAP. And clicking on a link will open that program.

If you use Gmail's webmail, I don't know of a way to make that the default for sending email. Gmail would have to provide a method to do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2010   #3

Gmail Notifier

I found the answer by downloading a little program called Gmail Notifier. It doesn't say it works with windows 7 but it seems to work just fine.
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