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How do I set Gmail as the default mail client in Ubuntu 11.04?

gnome-gmail does not work for me. It works in 10.04, though.

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This is a known problem with the latest GNOME. See the PPA link at, or fix your desktop file a la;a=blob;;h=6f89d7e90b3fb8e3603990d188825bc9c2949495;hb=HEAD (add x-scheme-handler/mailto; to MimeType).

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yes, link fromppa gnome-gmail-1.7.2-1ubuntu3_all.deb works. Thanks a lot – RiaD Jul 14 '11 at 19:45

You might be able to find a browser-specific solution:

If you're using chrome, you might try this chrome extension:

If you're using Firefox, this site appears to have some instructions on how to do it:

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I want to open Gmail even I click email link in my IMclient or Send->e-mail in Nautilus. So, your answer is not for me. – RiaD Jul 14 '11 at 17:05

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