Lesson 2 – How to Configure Gmail as your Default Mail Client

In this lesson you will learn how to configure Google’s Gmail to be your default mail client.

Go to the Google Toolbar Options


This step assumes that you have already installed the Google Toolbar and you have a Gmail account. See the previous lesson (Lesson 1) on how to install the Google Toolbar for your browser.

Google Toolbar Options Page


Enable Gmail as your Default Browser Mail Client


Select the Checkbox to “Use Gmail”



Go to a web page that has a link to send e-mail to someone. In this example we used: http://www.fishersworld.com/

You have mail


Whenever your click on a mailto: link in your web browser, Google Toolbar will launch a new window and send the e-mail with Gmail instead of your local e-mail client like Outlook.


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