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Using Gmail with Send To >Mail Recipient

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by dfriend846, Sep 1, 2010.

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  1. dfriend846

    dfriend846 Thread Starter

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    I use Gmail and would like to use the Send To command (seen with right mouse click on a file in Explorer) as well as the Send command in MS Office 2007 programs. Currently these commands create an Outlook e-mail showing the file or Office document as a attachment. My question is whether there is a way to have them create a Gmail e-mail instead.
     
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    I believe that 'Send to' uses the default account defined in your default email client. So, if you use Outlook make gmail your default account. If you use a different email client set it to be your default.
     
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    dfriend846 Thread Starter

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    Yes, that is true and I have set Gmail up in Outlook but this has a problem. If I do not have Outlook open then the message will sit in the Outbox and not be sent until the next time Outlook is loaded. Secondly, I am using Windows 7 and my recollection is that with Windows XP it was easy to go into Control Panel/Internet Options and define Outlook, Hotmail, or Outlook Express as the mail handler. This would determine which program was used. What I am wondering is how to make this selection in Windows 7 and whether someone knows of a way to add Gmail to the selection list.
     
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    Control Panel (not Category view) - Default Programs - Set your default programs - you can pretty well set up what you want. If not, use one of the other options in Default Programs.

    Not sure what you mean by "add Gmail to the selection list." I think of Gmail as an email service (that can be used as web mail or as POP or IMAP with an email client). Is there also a program (email client) of that name?
     
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