How do I make Google Mail my default email client for Firefox?
If you click an email address in Firefox and it opens up an application like Outlook or the mail app, and you would like it to open Google mail, follow the instructions below.

If you use Windows 7 or below, you can download a program to change the client to Gmail for the whole system. If you would like to configure this for other browsers, you must follow different instructions. For both cases, see FAQ 499. Otherwise, follow the instructions below.

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to the preferences by clicking the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner and click Preferences (or Options on Windows). Alternatively, go to Firefox then Preferences.
  3. Click the Applications tab.
  4. Type mailto in the search.
  5. Under Action, click the dropdown menu and select Use Gmail
  6. Test by clicking helpdesk@macalester.edu


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