How to set Gmail as Your Default Mail Client in Firefox

Ever get tired of clicking on “Contact Us”, “E-mail Me” or e-mail addresses and Outlook Express, Windows Mail (on Vista) or some other Mail program opening?  Here’s your answer.  From Firefox, do this:

Click Tools > Options > Applications, then type “mailto” (without quotes) in the search box.  You should see something like this: (click for larger image)

Mailto in Firefox

You will have several options, one of which should be Gmail. Click GMail, select ok, and you’re done!  Simple, eh?

Until next time..


5 Responses to How to set Gmail as Your Default Mail Client in Firefox

  1. Highlander37 says:

    Thanks Ben!
    I have wondered (never enough to do any research) if that was possible.
    Thanks again!

  2. Highlander37 says:

    By the way, why did you change the banner picture from the awesome Mustang (it is refreshing to find another mustang guy) to the keyboard?

  3. Neat! And Simple!

    @Highlander37: The keyboard is maybe a little more “techy” in my opinion?

  4. Highlander37 says:

    It may be more “techy”, but not nearly as cool as a Mustang Cobra with a body kit & spoiler…….. but that is just my opinion.

  5. Ben says:

    Well, when you run a tech site.. and the other two authors aren’t Mustang fans… well, the Keyboard looked better with the Geek Tips theme.

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