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Does anyone know how to add or change the default email client in Internet Explorer 8/9? I'd like to have mailto links open with Gmail, much like Firefox is capable of.

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AFAIK it can't be done easily. you can set it to a program and use gmail, or use a reghack like this http://www.questionbin.com/blogcomment/How-to-set-Gmail-as-your-default-client-in-Windows.html

IE might have addons to do it too, but their addons are few and crap.

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In Firefox go into Gmail and then in your browser bar enter this:

javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler("mailto","https:// mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s","Gmail")

That will make Gmail the default in Firefox.

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