f you use Gmail as your primary email, here’s how to set it as the default email service in Windows.
If you’ve tried to use links that share content via email (mailto links) you’ve probably run into errors or Windows attempting to open an installed email program.
You can change default programs for many file types and protocols in Windows, but Gmail is not available as an option because Gmail is an email service on the internet (as are Outlook, Hotmail and Yahoo). Since it isn’t installed in Windows, it’s not an option in default programs.
With a few steps, Gmail can be used as the default email in Windows. There are two parts to the process, neither is too difficult.
• The first part is to set Gmail as the default email in your browser. If you use more than one browser, set it as the default email in each browser.
• The second part is setting your browser (or the one you use most if you use more than one) as the default email in Windows.