Solved Sending an email from a web link

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goedel

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Often, I would like to send an email from a email link supplied by a web site. When I click on the email link, I receive a message that states no email program has been associated with your browser. The message instructs me to go to my Control Panel and assign a program to the link. I tried assigning Firefox to the link, but that does not work. I have no email client program, because my email provider is gmail dot com. How do I get gmail to open in order to send a message to the address in the link?
 

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you can't easily

normally you cannot reliably assign a web based email service to the mailto: protocol. You can only assign a mail client that is physically installed on your computer like outlook or thunderbird etc.

however this site suggests that you can.
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/set-gmail-as-browser-default-email-client-ht

I have not found that to work reliably in Windows 8 or W10, but you have nothing to lose by trying it
 

goedel

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you can't easily

normally you cannot reliably assign a web based email service to the mailto: protocol. You can only assign a mail client that is physically installed on your computer like outlook or thunderbird etc.

however this site suggests that you can.
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/set-gmail-as-browser-default-email-client-ht

I have not found that to work reliably in Windows 8 or W10, but you have nothing to lose by trying it
Thanks for your clear reply. My OS is Windows 7. I have found the mailto recommendation to work in Firefox. I'll mark solved.
 
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I just open up my web email and compose a new email and copy and paste the link into the email. My wife has POP 3 mail on her computer (Using SeaMonkey) and all the You Tube video pages she is interested in she sends them to her self and save them in her email.
 
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