If you are on a website and click on an email address does Gmail open for you? Would you like for it to? If so then help has arrived. Today I am going to show you how to set Gmail as your default email. After you do the following steps when you click on an email link using any browser a Gmail compose window will open automatically.
You will need to download Gmail Notifier here. This is an application that will alert you when you have new Gmail messages. You will have an icon in your system tray that will let you know when you have unread Gmail messages. It also shows who the sender is, the subject and snippets of the message without having to open a web browser.
When Gmail Notifier finishes downloading click on the installation file and choose Run. Accept the license agreement by clicking on I Agree.
During the installation, be sure to select the option Use for outgoing mail. This allows Gmail to send mail from links on the web, which means when you are on a website and click on a link to email someone a Gmail compose window will come up. Click Next.
Choose the install location and click Next. There will already be a path in the Destination Folder field. You can choose this or if you want to install it to another location click Browse and choose the location. Click Next.
Choose the Start Menu folder. It will be set to Gmail Notifier as default, but if you would like to change this choose another option. Click Install.
The program will now install. After the installation is finished click the close button.
There will be an icon for Gmail Notifier in your system tray. Right click on this icon and choose Options. Check to make sure the Use Gmail for internet mailto:links is checked, and under Web browser it should be set to system default. Click OK.
When you have new mail the Notifier will show you a portion of the message. If you want to open your Gmail just double-click on the Notifier icon in the system tray. It may ask you for your username and password to your Gmail account the first time you use it.
If you only use Firefox do these steps to set Gmail as your default email.
Go to Tools and select Options
Click on the Applications tab and type “Mail” in the search field. Under Action choose Use Gmail and Click OK.
I hope you have enjoyed this tip!