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Windows 7: How: Add Gmail to Win7 Send-To menu via Mail Receipient

04 Oct 2012   #1
OldDogEyes

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How: Add Gmail to Win7 Send-To menu via Mail Recipient

I am familiar with how to add things to Win7's 'Send To' context menu...

I also understand that there is a difference between an email client such as outlook and thunderbird vs web mail (Gmail in my case).

I am familiar with the mailto: tag on websites, etc...

What I am trying to do is this: Be able to right-click on a file from within Windows Explorer and be able to select send-to and mail recipient and have that action open up my web browser with Gmail composing a new message with that file as an attachment...

I realize that I can attach files from within Gmail...

I'd just like to be able to initiate the process from Windows Explorer...

I installed Google's Gmail Notifier but that didn't do anything to solve this problem...

I ready about a program called Affixa (Affixa) but haven't installed it. Is that the only way to make this happen?

I thought that if I create a shortcut to Gmail compose a new message, that might work... Any thoughts on how to do that or if it would work? I could then move the shortcut to the sendto folder (shell:sendto in windows explorer)...

Thanks!


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04 Oct 2012   #2
OldDogEyes

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ok, I figured out how to create a shortcut to Gmail Compose:

https://mail.google.com/mail/#compose

But putting that shortcut into the Send-To folder did nothing as it doesn't show up when I right-click and select Send-To ...

Windows isn't seeing that as a 'destination' that it knows how to handle...
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06 Oct 2012   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Affixa seems to be the suggested method.

Send File Attachment To Gmail via Windows Explorer Context Menu

I also see where you can configure Outlook to use GMail.

Outlook 2010: Attach & Send Large Files With Drop.io

A Guy
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07 Oct 2012   #4
OldDogEyes

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Affixa seems to be the suggested method.

Send File Attachment To Gmail via Windows Explorer Context Menu

I also see where you can configure Outlook to use GMail.

Outlook 2010: Attach & Send Large Files With Drop.io

A Guy
I don't use Outlook... but will look at the other option...

Was hoping to be able to do it without 3rd party software...
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07 Oct 2012   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It may be possible, I was just unable to find another method

A Guy
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21 Jun 2013   #6
silverrow

Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Don't know if you still have this problem.....at the top of my head, if you do a shortcut to "mailto:" and Gmail is your default mailto handler, it should work.
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