What works now might not work next week. I tried it earlier today as I was having problems with Outlook and after following the steps it worked for me. Nephew has set up Windows Live Mail to do this kind of task, but recipient never receives email. Generally, mail services like Gmail cannot be made default as they are nothing more than a Webpage and Windows is looking for an e-mail client like Windows Live Mail. This is related to Outlook being your current default mail application in Windows. So +1 for info and a new lead, but not accepted pending results of standard troubleshooting procedures.
Now as you have selected a web browser to open links with, you will need to ensure that it manages links appropriately. I just put a Shortcut to gmail on the Desktop. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel. Affixa is pretty easy to install and is a great tool for those looking to use Gmail instead of Outlook in Windows 7. I also went into the Control Panel and associated all related files with outlook 16.
Thanks for whatever you can do. From now on, whenever you click on a mailto link in Windows, your default browser will launch and load the Gmail compose page if you are logged in with the email address and subject. And no way to select apps for firefox, either. The set of folders can not be opened. The personal version is free, but you can also subscribe to the paid version if you want additional features.
Browse other questions tagged or. Therefore if, like me, you click on a mailto: link when trying to contact someone on a site, Windows will try to open Outlook. Is it from clicking an email link on a web-page or something else? I was sending pictures from photo Gallery all the time. Operating systems update themselves from time to time and have a sneaky habit of overwriting your settings. I could do some of the assignments, but had to use school's for the others. I have tried to follow the path to fine the offending.
Is there somewhere in the Outlook program where I can alter of delete the path Outlook is looking for for the. Try clicking an email link in a web page or Microsoft Word document and verify it opens Chrome and Gmail to send a message. All you need is a single click and it will configure your Windows to run Gmail in browser as the default email client. So, these are the ways you can set up Gmail as a default email option in your Windows 7 computer. Even if I use the Windows Live Mail, when I hit the send button, it says it's sending.
Go to the Google tool bar site and download the , then accept the Terms of Service and install it. Or, if you use Chrome, you'll be asked if you want to use Gmail for all of your email links in Chrome. I want Gmail to be the default email client. I would not be surprised if Gmail provided either an app or a plugin to get around this, however. A drop-down menu will appear on the screen.
This is very simple and hopefully helpful. Hi Will, thanks for your comment. Our solutions for Edge and Safari are not ideal, but, then again, neither are they. Not the answer you're looking for? Luanne Don -- That's already checked, but it doesn't work. The next time you want to send your Word document directly to your Gmail account, simply click the Affixa icon in the notification area, and in the Affixa window, drag or copy paste the desired files and click Email.
Now you can send messages, but the default client seems to be ignored on the machine I tested it kept using Outlook instead of Thunderbird. Hi Richie, I bought a new computer last fall Dell Windows 10 with Office 2016 installed. Safari users, in particular, might need to do so. When I try to select another mail account, it tells me I must install Gmail. Microsoft made the decision to not support Simple Mapi on gmail in Windows 7, so there is no solution possible without changing something, either in Windows or by installing a third-party product. However, since the send page and send link options are grayed out, my nephew did set up Windows Live Mail to do those two tasks.
Gmail is done through a browser, not a mail application. I'll peek at their support site. Does this tool simplify the task of sending email directly from Windows 7 to your Gmail account? This is true even if you set up gmail as your default email client. They range from famous lines in films to sound effects. However, when I got to Step 4, Internet Options, Selecting Default Programs.
Setting a default Email client involves declaring an application to be opened for mail. Does the computer belong to you or your nephew? The open-source project might be a solution. And then they're not in my Gmail Sent file. Note: The Notifier is currently available in English only. If you have not already done this you will likely only have one choice which is the default Windows 10 mail client. This means that when you click on any hyperlinked email address, a Gmail compose window will open so you can send a message to that address from Gmail. Would you like to answer one of these instead? I have installed a new Brother laser printer and after scanning a document it gives me the option to email it directly.