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Set Gmail As Default For Sending Emails In Firefox 3

For those users who do not have any default email client setup on their computer, they can use the new feature in Firefox 3 which lets one set Gmail as the default email client. The tip, shared by Gmail blog, will automatically launch Gmail whenever you click on a mailto link.

Here is how the tip goes:

  • Go to Gmail and sign in. While logged in, Run the following script on Firefox by copy/pasting it to Firefox address bar and hitting enter.
  • Click "Add application" when prompted, as seen below

Add Gmail App

  • Now to set Gmail as default, click this link and on the window that opens, select Gmail and check "Remember my choice" and press OK.

Gmail Default Client

  • Thats it!

Now whenever you want to change your default email client in the future, you can do it through Options -> Applications and search for mailto. [via Sizlopedia]

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