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Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: john dough
Date: July 06, 2007 12:22PM
I want to use Gmail as my default email client as I am finding that more and more, I am traveling and it is easier for me to use mail this way.

In my office, when I click on a mailto link, I would like a browser to go to Gmail and open up the compose menu. I see that this app:

[gu.st]

changes the default client to Gmail, but does not do what I really need it to do, which is to open the compose window. Is there a way for Gmail to work this way? This is the way that the Mail app works.
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Re: Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 06, 2007 12:37PM
John,


This is one of the reasons I switched to IMAP. A webmail client is still not match for a dedicated e-mail program like Mail or Entourage. With IMAP, I can configure the e-mail program on my office computer and home computer and all of my mail including drafts and such is readily accessible from either location. And, if I'm on the road and don't have one of my own computers with me, I just tap into the webmail system provided by Fastmail. The flexibility can't be beat.

Robert
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Re: Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 06, 2007 12:51PM
Set up Mail to check your gmail account.

[mail.google.com]
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Re: Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 06, 2007 01:11PM
with firefox i have the google toolbar add on and this is an option. anytime i click a mailto link in FF, gmail comes up.
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Re: Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: Baby Tats
Date: July 06, 2007 01:43PM
[belkadan.com]

the url for gmail compose is : h**ps://gmail.google.com/gmail?view=cm&cmid=0&fs=1&tearoff=1

you should be able to enter that url into webmailer somewhere



BT


Signed parental releases are on file for all tattooed minors.
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Re: Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: john dough
Date: July 06, 2007 03:17PM
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Baby Tats
http://belkadan.com/webmailer/

the url for gmail compose is : h**ps://gmail.google.com/gmail?view=cm&cmid=0&fs=1&tearoff=1

you should be able to enter that url into webmailer somewhere

THAT WORKS!

Awesome!
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Re: Using Gmail as default email client
Posted by: hal
Date: July 06, 2007 05:36PM
download google notifier if you haven't already

open prefs

go to gmail tab

select 'Gmail' in the 'Compose mail in' popup...

now when you click on mailto: links in web browsers, a reply in gmail will launch in your default web browser.

TA-DA!
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