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Solved Sending an email from a web link

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by goedel, Oct 3, 2018.

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  1. goedel

    goedel Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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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
     
  3. goedel

    goedel Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your clear reply. My OS is Windows 7. I have found the mailto recommendation to work in Firefox. I'll mark solved.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
  4. lynx1021

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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.
     
  5. goedel

    goedel Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply.
     
  6. goedel

    goedel Thread Starter

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    Not following thread further. Thanks, all!
     
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