Setting gmail as my default windows e-mail application

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by McRackin, May 29, 2013.

  1. McRackin

    McRackin Limp Gawd

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    As the title says - is it possible? Gmail is all web based so it's not really an application. I know I could download outlook and direct my gmail through there, but is there any other way?
     
  2. PornoSatan

    PornoSatan 2[H]4U

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    I haven't really looked into it, but if they allow you to access the POP/IMAP servers directly then any email client should do
     
  3. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Firefox has gmail and yahoo built in as a mailto recipient.

    If you have like IE, Google toolbar might handle mailto for you.
     
  4. Snowknight26

    Snowknight26 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Chrome has that functionality built in.
     
  5. FearXI

    FearXI Limp Gawd

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    Yes you can.
    But if you're like me and like to store old e-mails if you need to go back and find something Windows 8 has no option (at least I couldn't find it) to leave e-mails alone, it deletes them.

    But (this is assuming you're using Windows 8) open mail app.
    Take your mouse go to the far right top and go into settings.

    (Far right > Setting icon > Accounts > Add Account)
    You'll find all you need to enter is there and very simple.

    Only hard part is figuring out how to get to the settings.
     
  6. Met-AL

    Met-AL [H]ardness Supreme

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