Need advice, how do I change the default email application

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Greg2323, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Greg2323 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    When I want to contact anyone from their "contact Us" link on their web page my computer opens "Mail" automatically.
    I use gmail and I would like it to be my default email application. How do i change the default email from "mail" to gmail?

    I use snow leopard.

    Thanks


    Greg
     
  2. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

    tonyburkhart

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    #3
    Google notifier

    @Greg2323

    I would use the Gmail notifier for the Mac and change the default mail application in the Mail application. I set my wife's 13" Macbook up with it and even though it's in Beta, she has had no issues.

    1. Download the Google Notifier :
    http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_mac.html

    2. Open the Mail application.

    3. Click the following menus and or tabs in order :
    Mail > Preferences > General > default email reader > Google notifier

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    @miles01110 - I got a "database error" when I clicked your link

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Strange, works fine for me. Anyway, I googled "default mail application os x gmail." It's one of the first results.
     
  4. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

    tonyburkhart

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    Odd... now it is working for me too.

    Sorry, maybe it was a temporary glitch :eek:
     

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