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I use the GMail web interface for my e-mail needs. How do I get mailto: style links in web pages and "send mail" type actions in Windows programs to open up the GMail web site?

I need this to work across and outside of browsers, so an extension for Firefox won't cut it.

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See… – Sam Hasler Jul 15 '09 at 12:36
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Google has a "Google Notifier" program just for this. It runs in the tray on Windows and lets you set Gmail as your default mail program. It also provides notifications when you get new e-mail.

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Note that you get an error if you have HTTPS always enabled. Here's a link to fix it: – quickcel Feb 22 '10 at 17:29
Notifier only works for mail hyperlinks (e.g. mailto:). For using gmail as a client outside of hyperlinks, e.g. R-click > Send To > Mail recipient see related question… – matt wilkie Sep 17 '13 at 20:14

You can use gmailto firefox extension to have "mailto:" links handled by gmail.

Or better, set it up without an extension, in Firefox.

For the rest of the system, you'll need to have a wrapper application that launches gmail.

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I can't vote down, but I think he said "no firefox extensions". =P – igorsantos07 Aug 22 '09 at 14:04

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