Windows 10: Change Windows default email action? Solved

  1.    27 Jun 2018 #1

    Change Windows default email action?


    I used Gmail in Chrome to send/receive my email. When I click on an email address that is on a website or anywhere else, Windows by default opens it's own email window and wants me to use that rather than Gmail to send & receive messages. I want no part of that and would like to shut off Windows bringing up that Window by default or better yet bring up my Gmail/Chrome window. How do I shut off this default? Suggestion, please.

    Thanks in advance... Bob
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  2.    27 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, this question or similar has been addressed previously in a number of threads. The problem is defining the mailto action, normally reserved for an email client such as Mail, which I think you may be referring to, or Thunderbird etc.


    Try e.g.
    Opening up mail link in Default browser - Windows 10 Forums

    Note: as Windows builds move on, some details of the GUI or features may change.
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  3.    27 Jun 2018 #3

    Are you saying I am out of luck? What I am requesting can't be done? You don't directly answer my question,.
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       27 Jun 2018 #4

    When you open gmail, there should be a tiny icon in the address bar, click on it and select Allow - Done.
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    Once you click on an email in the browser, it should open it in the browser/gmail.

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  5.    27 Jun 2018 #5

    Thank you very much. That did it. Bob
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