How To Guide on Setting Gmail as Your Default Email Client

Sudheer • July 28, 2016 • No Comments image
Dear Gmail users have every clicked on the “mail to” link that directly opens the default email, client, to send the important or advertising message quickly.

Well, in my case the “mail to” link always opens the Outlook, which I do not frequently use to send the promotional messages. I use the Gmail, which means every time I had to change the email client from Outlook to Gmail, which by the way very annoying.

Like me, you do not have to suffer anymore and learn the easy steps to set the Gmail as your default email client.

How to Set Gmail as Your Default Email Client in SAFARI BROWSER?

STEP 1– For Safari browser, you must install the Google’s Mailto Extension. Now, at the top right corner of the browser, click the “arrow” then click on the “download” and finally tap on “Install” button.

STEP 2 –From the list of options select the “Gmail.”

STEP 3 –Now, restart your browser and Kudos—you are done here!

How to Set Gmail as Your Default Email Client in MOZILLA FIREFOX BROWSER?

STEP 1 –Click on the Firefox menu button in the top left corner of the browser. Click on the “Choose: option.

STEP 2 –Now, click on the “Applications” tab, in the search bar type “mailto”, now next to the “Action” column click the drop down menu. Choose “Use Gmail” option and click “OK” tab. Kudos – you are done!

How to Set Gmail as Your Default Email Client in CHROME BROWSER?

STEP 1 –In chrome open the Gmail and click on the Protocol Handler icon which is in your browser address bar. However, if you do not see this icon then skip to the Step 3 of this guide.

STEP 2– When set off to “Allow Gmail to open all email links”, choose the “use Gmail” option and finally click on the “Done” tab. Now, you can skip the steps 3, 4 and 5.

STEP 3 –If you are unable to access the Protocol handler icon in your Chrome then click on the menu icon of Chrome browser. Then choose “Settings”, which is in the top right corner of the browser.

STEP 4– Click on the “Show advanced settings” option, which you will find at the bottom of the screen. Then under the Privacy header click on the “Content Settings” option.

STEP 5 –A pop-up window will open where you need to scroll down to “handlers” option and tap on the “manager handlers” tab. From mailto dropdown select the Gmail, click on the “done” tab and kudos – we are done!

How to Set Gmail as Your Default Email Client in INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER?

STEP 1– First you must install the Google toolbar for your internet explorer browser.

STEP 2 –Once the installation is complete, then go to the top right corner of the browser and click on the “wrench” icon, which will open the toolbar options window. Now click on the “use Gmail for Mail To Links” from the “web browsing tools” section and finally click on the “Save” button.

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