Windows 10: Re: Gmail as default email

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  1.    08 Sep 2015 #1

    Re: Gmail as default email


    I have recently purchased a Windows 10 loaded Lenovo laptop. I want Gmail to be the default email client. At the moment, I can access Gmail, through Outlook.com but do not like the way it is presented and prefer Gmail's format. Is there any way that I can unravel this, so that when I click START and EMAIL it goes direct to my Gmail account, unaffected by Outlook? Any guidance would be much appreciated,
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  2.    22 Apr 2017 #2

    I too am trying to make gmail my default, I dont use MS accounts.
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  3. Posts : 306
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1703 (15063.332)
       22 Apr 2017 #3

    I gave up on trying what you're talking about. I just put a Shortcut to gmail on the Desktop.
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  4. Posts : 3,234
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       22 Apr 2017 #4

    The basic issue is that Gmail, Yahoo mail, Outlook.com and Hotmail.com [may be others] are not E-Mail Clients, they are Webmail/Online E-Mail accessed via one's Internet Browser such as Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, SeaMonkey, Safari, etc. [SeaMonkey does include an installable E-Mail Client.] Microsoft's Office/Outlook, IncrediMail, the old Outlook Express, Thunderbird among others are installable E-Mail Clients.
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  5. Posts : 306
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1703 (15063.332)
       22 Apr 2017 #5

    I do miss Outlook Express.
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  6. Posts : 3,234
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       22 Apr 2017 #6

    CWGilley said: View Post
    I do miss Outlook Express.
    I haven't had occasion to try it on Win10 but OE Classic did good on Win7 [which had no built-in E-Mail Client, used Windows Live Essentials/Mail].
    OE Classic - Easy to use Outlook Express replacement
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  7. Posts : 306
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1703 (15063.332)
       22 Apr 2017 #7

    Thank you.
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  8. Posts : 3,234
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       22 Apr 2017 #8

    You're welcome.
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  9.    22 Apr 2017 #9

    CWGilley said: View Post
    I gave up on trying what you're talking about. I just put a Shortcut to gmail on the Desktop.
    Its really very simple. When I click on an email address on site, it opens Windows Mail. I dont want that, I want it to go directly to gmail, I dont use windows mail. When a site says 'contact us here' on it goes to Mail. There is no identifiable link for me to cut and paste.

    I used to be able to substitute gmail for live mail, outlook mail or whatever. I cannot do that now. MS have monpolised the settings to open only outlook, mail etc.

    in this context gmail on desktop, which i have, is not the solution.
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  10. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       22 Apr 2017 #10

    Setup your browser as a default app to handle emails, so it would open in webmail. It works for me.
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