Windows 10: Set Firefox/gmail as my default mail client

Discus and support Set Firefox/gmail as my default mail client in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Clicking on an mailto link in Excel or Word no longer brings me to Firefox and gmail. I have Windows 10. My default browser is set to Firefox. Website... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by cweedon, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. cweedon Win User

    Set Firefox/gmail as my default mail client


    Clicking on an mailto link in Excel or Word no longer brings me to Firefox and gmail. I have Windows 10. My default browser is set to Firefox. Website hyperlinks in Excel or Word work fine, taking me to Firefox. Within Firefox the mailto is set to gmail and this works if I am in Firefox.
    Under Windows/Control panel/Default apps/email Firefox is not listed as an option.
    Any ideas?

    :)
     
    cweedon, Nov 4, 2017
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  2. JimWynne Win User

    How to set Firefox (Gmail) as Windows' default service for email links

    Of course GMail is not a program. And this is why OutlookCalendarScroll was asking "How to set
    Firefox as Windows' default for email
    ", and why we are talking mostly about Firefox, and not about Gmail here. The webservice you choose in Firefox doesn't change in any way my solution. We are talking here about how can we force Windows 10
    to open all email links with Firefox. The manner Firefox reacts to these links well that's another story (Story i mentionned in "NB" section, but here we are in a Microsoft forum, so i don't want to develop more on this point, there is all informations you
    need on this point here :
    https://support.mozilla.org/fr/products/firefox
    ).

    And sure, you need to have Firefox installed on your computer if you want to launch Firefox on your computer...

    Wrong, wrong, wrong. We're talking about setting the Gmail web service as the default mail client, which you acknowledge can't be done. Having the "send to" or "Mail to" prompts open Firefox doesn't address the issue. Even if one has Firefox
    set to open Gmail when it starts it won't accomplish such things as placing attachments in an email message, which can be done if a proper email client is set as the Windows default.
     
    JimWynne, Nov 4, 2017
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  3. How to set Firefox (Gmail) as Windows' default service for email links

    I am sorry but you don't read the initial request correctly, i suggest you to open another question.

    OutlookCalendarScroll just want Firefox to do the same as Chrome already does on his computer. Obviously, "send to -> mail recipient" doesn't work with those programs, but he don't care as many others.

    Things you want is a common issue for not using a proper email client. If you absolutely need this to work, i guess you have to give up right now the internet browser idea.

    And since last Windows 10 update, "send to -> mail recipient" functionnality seems to be broken, for e-ve-ry-one. There is no magic here...
     
    Quendinator, Nov 4, 2017
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