How to set Gmail as the default system mail client on Windows 7?
This is not the same as setting the default client for
mailto: hyperlinks. Gmail is my default for mailto links, but when I use Windows Photo Viewer (for example, other programs do the same) and select Email I get the error:
There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.
As noted in a comment by @eselk to Can I make Gmail the default 'send mail to recipient' program in Word 2007? The Google Notifier a.k.a GMail Notifier also doesn't work for this purpose: "GMail notifier only takes over mailto: URLs, it doesn't support "Simple MAPI". What this means ... is that any program that uses simple MAPI to send email (most that send file attachments use MAPI), will not use GMail and will continue to use your default email client. The mailto: URL is pretty much only used by email hyperlinks or typing mailto: in the Windows Run box, not any "send as attachment" options in apps."
The registry solution here How to make Gmail the default handler for email on a Windows PC? does not work on my machine. The same answer references a program called Affixa which does, by report, seem to work. I don't want to resort to installing a program for this unless there really is no other option. What says Super User?