Making Google Apps Your Default Mail Provider in Vista

Making Google Apps Your Default Mail Provider in Vista

I was doing some research lately in order to help a client set up their Google Apps (Gmail) account set up as the default mail client in Vista lately when I found a link on About.com that states:

Unfortunately, you cannot set the Gmail web interface as your default email program in Windows Vista. You can set up Gmail in an email program such as Windows Mail, though, and thus send from your

Setting Google Apps email as your default mail provider for MailTo: linksThis statement couldn?t be further from the truth. If you have the Google Talk application installed on your computer, you?ll have the option to map your logged in account to be default email when you click on mailto: links in your web browsers. Email links work great in IE, Chrome and Firefox; launching Gmail, or if you are logged into Google Talk using a Google Apps account it will launch Gmail for your domain, using the default browser.

The process is to open Google Talk application and go to Settings. In the General section, you?ll see the option to ?Open Gmail when I click on email links?; just select that and you are in business.

Yet another reason why moving your business, and your life over to Google Apps and living in the cloud is a great idea! Let us help you move your life into the cloud.

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Michael Gibbs

I'm a technologist at heart, assisting companies best utilize the Internet to market themselves and sell their products and services online. This includes organizations as large as Google and as small as one or two individuals.
At Over The Top and Exhibit A Communications, I've programmed solutions for Google as well as at least one other company that was later acquired by Google.

I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.

I've also been Chief Photographer of the Daily Sun/Post newspaper back when it was a 5-day a week daily newspaper.

I also spent a great many years as a beach lifeguardfor the City of San Clemente as well as Jr. Lifeguard instructor and then as it's program coordinator.
Bragging rights
Private Pilot with Instrument rating and proud husband of soon to be 25 years (and counting).
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