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Setting Chrome Default Mail Client


When you login to your email, you should see a protocol handler iconup the top right.

  1. Click theicon
  2. Select 'Allow mail.google.com to open all email links?'

Google Chrome will now handle mailto hyperlinks for you.

If you dont see a protocol handler iconup the top right:

  1. Click the Chrome menuon the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings>Show advanced settings.
  3. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  4. In the dialog that appears, find the "Handlers" section.
  5. Ensure "Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols (recommended)" is selected.
  6. Click Manage handlers.
  7. Use the drop-down menu next to mailto to select 'mail.google.com'

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