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2/22/17
Original Poster
Joseph Boren

How do I set Gmail in Chrome as the default email handler.

Greetings,

Have wasted about an hour this evening trying to do this.  Everything I can find references old versions of chrome and does not work.  There is no "double-diamond" icon in the address bar.  There is no "handlers" section of the advanced settings.  If I go to chrome://settings/handlers it pops up the protocol handlers box but it is empty and there is nothing you can do with it.  The only controls are the little x in the upper right corner to close it, a Learn More link in the lower left corner and a Done button on the lower right.

How the hell does one do this with Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit) on Mac OS X Sierra??

Best regards,
Joe
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Tina - Community Specialist
2/23/17
Tina - Community Specialist
Hi Joseph,

Thanks for posting on the Google Chrome Help Forum!

I'd suggest you give these steps a try to set your mailto link to see if they help:

1. Open Gmail in Chrome and click the Protocol Handler icon  in your browser's address bar. 
2. When prompted to "Allow Gmail to open all email links?", select "Use Gmail," and click "Done." Then you're done! Skip steps 3-5.
3. If you were unable to see the Protocol Handler icon overlapping-diamonds, click the Chrome menu icon chrome-menu-1 in the top right corner of your browser, and choose "Settings."
4. Click the "Show Advanced Settings" link at the bottom of the screen. Then click the "Content Settings" button under the "Privacy" header.
5. In the pop-up window, scroll down to the "Handlers" section and click the "Manage Handlers" button. Then select Gmail from the mailto dropdown, click "Done," and, well, you're done!

If the issue still persists, please get back with a screenshot of what you find when you go to the content settings > Handlers on Chrome. Also, to help me understand the issue, please send me a screenshot of the icon which is appearing on the browser as well.

Keep me posted.

Best,
Tina
2/24/17
Original Poster
Joseph Boren
Hi Tina,

Thanks for the response.  I've found that exact procedure and that was what I was referring to in my original post.  There was no Protocol Handlers icon in the address bar, I swear.  However, and I have no idea what I did or what happened, after messing around with it for a few minutes today, i switched back to a gmail tab, there was the protocol handlers icon and I was able to set it as the email handler.  So problem solved, but no idea why/how.  :)

Thanks again for the help with this.

Best regards,
Joe
Tina - Community Specialist
2/27/17
Tina - Community Specialist
Hi Joseph,

Thanks for posting back.

Appreciate you replying back to us with the update. Glad to know the issue is fixed!

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Best,
Tina
 
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