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Gmail: Advanced tips

Make Gmail your default email program

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Chrome Browser only

When you click email links in webpages, you can automatically open them in Gmail instead of your desktop client.

Just set up Gmail as your default email program. Clicking email links will open the Gmail compose window in a new tab with a pre-filled To: email address field.

Make Gmail the default email program when you click email links in Chrome Browser""

  1. Open Chrome Browser and click More ""and thenSettings.
  2. Go to the Privacy and security section.
  3. Next to Site Settings, click the Right arrow ""
  4. Scroll down to Additional permissions and click Expand "".
  5. Next to Handlers, click the Right arrow "".
  6. At the top, make sure Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols (recommended) is turned on.

    Note: Scroll down to the Blocked section and make sure that mail.google.com doesn't appear in this list.

  7. In your Chrome Browser's address bar, enter mail.google.com.
  8. Click Service handler Service handler.
  9. Click Allowand thenDone.
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