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Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Coldice4678 12/18/08 8:28 AM
google toolbar has this option, everyone mailto link show be able to go directly into your associated Gmail account2008-12-18

google toolbar has this option, every mailto link should be able to go directly into your associated Gmail account

Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL rogerdpack 12/18/08 10:42 AM
+1 wishing it could send mailto: links straight to gmail :)
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Jon714 12/19/08 9:34 AM
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL seeartnow 12/19/08 10:20 AM
I had the same problem, and found an application that makes gmail Chrome's default mail handler. Read more about ChromeMailer:
http://lifehacker.com/5059724/chromemailer-makes-gmail-chromes-default-mail-handler
http://skaelede.hu/?e=chromemailer&lg=en

Chris
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL vassie 1/25/09 2:51 PM
Found this on bnee.com

I’ve been rocking Google’s new web browser Chrome for the last few days and really like it. Browsing craigslist and clicking on email mailto: links I realized there isn’t an obvious way to force these links to open a gmail window in Chrome. Most Windows systems will have the default mailto handler set as Outlook Express.

One option is to install the gmail notifier program. I opted instead for a quick change to the Windows XP filetype settings.

Note that following these instructions will cause all mailto links to open in Google Chrome, even if you are browsing in Firefox, Safari or (gasp) Internet Explorer so make sure you want to use google Chrome as your primary browser before continuing.

In any windows explorer window (except desktop):
* Go to Tools > Folder Options > File Types
* Near the top of the list of filetypes, click on “URL:Mailto Protocol”
* Click on “Advanced”
* With “open” highlighted, click on “Edit”
* Change the application to:

“\path\to\chrome\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”
\app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL dumanoid 2/4/09 6:45 PM
vassie's answer worked for me, but I had to change
\app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
to
https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

otherwise there was some garbage characters preventing the gmail page from working.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Moktarino 2/17/09 10:49 PM
I hacked myself a fix using vbscript to parse the mailto link and a mailto class to call it.  The instructions: http://schoolfieldconsulting.blogspot.com
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL mzamora 6/2/09 11:51 PM
I was bugged by this problem and decided to write a quick bookmarklet that finds the first mailto: link on the page and opens a GMail compose popup window with the email address and subject (if supplied in the mailto link) filled in.

The next version (if I get around to write it) will first find all the mailto links on the page and either change them to a gmail compose URL.

Put the following code in a bookmarklet (watch out for line wraps):

javascript:(function(){var a=window,b=document,d=window,h="",i=0,p=new Array(),t="",s="";while(i<b.links.length){if(b.links[i].href.indexOf("mailto")==0){h=b.links[i].href;break;}i++;}if(h){if((i=h.indexOf("?"))==-1){t=h.slice(7);}else{t=h.slice(7,i);p=h.slice(i+1).split("&");}for(i in p){if(p[i].indexOf("subject")==0)s=p[i].replace(/^subject/,"&su");}d=a.open("https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to="+t+s,"gmail_compose_popup","left="+((a.screenX||a.screenLeft)+10)+",top="+((a.screenY||a.screenTop)+10)+",height=550px,width=650px,resizable=1,alwaysRaised=1");a.setTimeout(function(){d.focus()},300);}else{alert("No mailto links found on this page");}})();
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL mzamora 6/3/09 10:59 PM
I just finished another version which works better. This one changes all the mailto links on the current page into JavaScript snippets that pop up a GMail compose window with all the fields filled in (to, subject, cc, bcc, etc.).

Like any bookmarklets, copy and paste the following code into a bookmark on your toolbar (watch out for line wraps, it's all one line):

javascript:(function(){var b=document,i=0,p="";while(i<b.links.length){if(b.links[i].href.indexOf("mailto")==0){p=b.links[i].href.slice(7).replace(/\?/,"&").replace(/&subject=/i,"&su=");p="https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to="+p;b.links[i].href='javascript:window.open("'+p+'",'+'"gmail_compose_popup",'+'"left=((window.screenX||window.screenLeft)+10),'+'top=((window.screenY||window.screenTop)+10),'+'height=550px,width=650px,resizable=1,alwaysRaised=1")';}i++;}})();
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Rob_8975 8/15/09 4:01 PM
A minor change to vassie's answer:

Note that following these instructions will cause all mailto links to open in Google Chrome, even if you are browsing in Firefox, Safari or (gasp) Internet Explorer so make sure you want to use google Chrome as your primary browser before continuing.

In any windows explorer window (except desktop):
* Go to Tools > Folder Options > File Types
* Near the top of the list of filetypes, click on “URL:Mailto Protocol”
* Click on “Advanced”
* With “open” highlighted, click on “Edit”
* Change the application to:

“\path\to\chrome\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” --app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

For most users, you just need to replace 'username' in this path with your username:

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"  --app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Vendetta 9/28/09 8:33 AM
+1 to Rob_8975's answer, it also works in Vista if you open up the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> mailto -> shell -> open -> command -> (Default)
Right click (Default) and click Modify

Change the value to:
"C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"  --app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

Change USERNAME to whatever your username is, (click start and your username should be above documents, e.g. David)

voila, it should start working!
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL mikeofthepacific 10/12/09 1:39 PM
Hey mzamora, your scripts are just what the doctor ordered!  I was looking for a way to pop open a new window to write emails using gmail in chrome but also not change my workstation's whole settings (basically still use outlook when using ie or any other application)

I have a request though!  When some mailto links have pre-seeded body test, the 'better' script does not work.  can you make a version of the script where the mailto text of the body will be put into the body field in gmail?

example from craigslist:
href="mailto:sale-9brbw-1414820998@craigslist.org?subject=BLACKBERRY%20STORM%20NEW%20-%20%24100%20(Rolando)&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fsandiego.craigslist.org%2Fesd%2Fmob%2F1414820998.html%0A"

This section [body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fsandiego.craigslist.org%2Fesd%2Fmob%2F1414820998.html%0A"] of the mailto link is supposed to pre-seed the email with this text: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/mob/1414820998.html
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL basilarchia 10/19/09 10:40 AM
Under Linux, mailto: links are passed to the shell script /usr/bin/xdg-open. In that script, just have it run the command below to send all mailto links to gmail in chrome.

chromium-browser "https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=$1"
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL tralfamadore 10/19/09 6:52 PM
Download Google Notifier. It has one small problem I dont like....but its minor.

That will solve your problem
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Preston L. Bannister 3/4/10 5:42 PM
On Ubuntu Linux (using the Gnome desktop), a slightly better answer, using bits from the above. Go to:
 
    System > Preferences > Preferred Applications

Under Internet / Mail Reader select "Custom" and enter the command:

    gnome-open "https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=$s"

This should open GMail in your default web browser.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL vash469 4/13/10 10:23 AM
this is fucking retarded google couldnt have made this built in to chrome
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Mastiff37 5/16/10 3:04 PM
Firefox has an option built in to do this without the stupid notifier thing - which is constantly telling me about the 600 unread mails I have.  Why in the world would Google's own browser not have this option?
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL bearmedic 5/20/10 3:29 PM
It also works in WINDOWS 7 if you open up the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> mailto -> shell -> open -> command -> (Default)
Right click (Default) and click Modify

Copy and paste the following info (don't forget to change USERNAME to your profile's username):

"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"  --app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

This works great for me!
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL mcapehartjr 5/21/10 6:42 PM
1.)Go to http://chromex.24ex.com/
2.)Install Gmailer Extension
3.)Done!
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL EatingTheRoad 5/26/10 10:53 AM
Tried a bunch of things...finally found this Greasemonkey script that works perfectly:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/595
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL danjessberger 6/16/10 12:31 PM
@EatingTheRoad I'm new to the idea of browser scripts.  I went there and installed that script, but it didn't change anything.  When I click a mailto link in chrome, it still opens a new email using Outlook.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL frannyglass 7/6/10 10:04 AM
Install AFFIXA -- quick, free, easy, problem solved!  Consider buying if you like it -- $3!
Also works for Yahoo, etc.
http://www.affixa.com/
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL GershiBelshi 7/16/10 8:33 AM
WIndows XP:

In any windows explorer window (except desktop):

Go to Tools > Folder Options > File Types
Near the top of the list of filetypes, click on “URL:Mailto Protocol”
Click on “Advanced”
With “open” highlighted, click on “Edit”
Change the application to:
"C:\Pathto\chrome.exe" https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
This should all be on one line with a space between the quotation mark after the path info and the https. My path was “C:\Documents and Settings\Brendan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” To find yours, just right click on a google Chrome shortcut (like the one in your start menu), go to “properties” and copy the “Target” field.




Windows Vista:

Thanks to Ed H. in the comments below for these instructions

Open your registry editor (Type “regedit” at your start menu)
Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command
Edit the (Default) command from whatever it is (right click and select modify) to:
"C:\Pathto\chrome.exe" https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
In Vista, your path will be something like “C:\Users\Brendan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe ” with “Brendan” being your username.


Source: http://bnee.com/2008/09/make-mailto-links-open-in-gmail-in-google-chrome-browser-windows-xp-and-vista/
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL LundieP 7/28/10 2:26 PM
Does anyone have an idea on how to make this work in Windows 7?  I've modified the registry as described for XP and Vista, but Windows 7 seems to completely disregard it.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL chf_2258 8/8/10 11:04 AM
any updates on a how-to for this in Win7?
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL LundieP 8/8/10 11:16 AM
For Google Apps Gmail, there's now a link available on the admin panel which will install a small "app" that will serve as your default mail app and direct everything to Gmail.  I am not sure if there's one available for standard Gmail accounts, though.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL dingo.custer 8/13/10 11:05 AM
Here is a workaround for linux:

http://mesoscopic.mines.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Google_Chrome_mailto_Gmail
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL cmajorkey 8/25/10 9:29 PM
Thanks Vendetta for the solution. I was able to figure it out in Windows 7 using your Vista instructions. It's working now.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL fighterace0 9/15/10 9:12 PM
_____________________!!!EASY FIX!!!__________________________

Download Google notifier (below) and select check box "use for outgoing mail" on install. Choose to run on start or not. This worked for me SUPER EASY.

http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_windows.html
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL AlanSchmid 9/27/10 6:21 AM
LundieP is right on the money for Google Apps users.  I had several users that commonly used mailto: links and the application available in the Google Apps Administrator panel works fine.  Tested and working on XP and Win 7 (x86 and x64).
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL RobKohr 10/28/10 7:45 AM
This works:
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/dgkkmcknielgdhebimdnfahpipajcpjn
You can also search for mailto in google extensions and find things for yahoo, hotmail, etc.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Bishop I. C. Okeke 11/10/10 5:54 PM
Thanks for bringing me to a new world.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Felipe Alvarez 11/15/10 3:25 AM
sucks BALLS! why is this SO HARD! I'm using KDE on openSUSE, and I can't find an *EASY* way to get this working! WTF CHROMIUM! WTF GOOGLE! Don't you want us to LOVE your MAIL APP? Don't you want us to LOVE your BROWSER!? What about ChromeOS? Is it going to struggle this way?
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL jtmcdole 11/17/10 7:45 AM
@RobKohr I love you man.  I'm using Fedora Core 13 and the mailto URL (%s) would never be passed to chrome; though it happily worked with Thunderbird and other scripts.  That mailto extension works perfect.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Frankzen 1/5/11 8:01 AM
I simply can't believe that Google has messed this up so badly!
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL pydave 1/7/11 3:57 PM
None of the linux solutions seem to work anymore (they all use extsrc=mailto, which doesn't work for me). So here's my solution that requires Gnome (I'm using Ubuntu 10.10).

Create a script called mailto_gmail.sh:

#!/bin/sh
# Opens a compose with the input mailto. Strip the protocol and convert the subject to google's format.
gnome-open "https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=`echo $1 | sed 's/mailto://' | sed 's/?subject=/\&su=/g' `"

(You can use chromium-browser instead of gnome-open if you want.)

System > Preferences > Preferred Applications and set Mail Reader to
/absolute/path/to/mailto_gmail.sh %s

Even works on crazy craigslist email links.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL ChadJ 1/14/11 9:39 PM
@RobKohr and @jtmcdole
I'm a bit wary of applications that want to be able to scan all web pages I look at.. I doubt it's sending any results back to someone but you never know.

For Fedora 13, running under KDE this works for me: (go to System Settings->Default Applications and select "Custom" and put the following. This assumes you are using Google Chrome for a browser)

/usr/bin/google-chrome "https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=%t&subject=%s&body=%B"

Subject line doesn't always seem to make it, not sure why but it's closer than nothing!
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL chf_2258 1/20/11 7:28 PM
This may not apply but this is working for me https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/dgkkmcknielgdhebimdnfahpipajcpjn

Chris
www.smbtechnology.com
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL albumplus 7/18/11 9:20 PM
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pgphcomnlaojlmmcjmiddhdapjpbgeoc#

not sure why this is such a struggle- but i finally found this after struggling with the applets and gmailer and notifier... (none worked)
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL albumplus 7/18/11 9:32 PM
i spoke too soon- but THIS works https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ahldefgplekckalfcolhhnljbbgaiboc?hl=en-US#
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL mrosenfeldt 7/28/11 7:26 PM
Ok, this is THE MOST utter Google fail ever!
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL d.carico 8/20/11 2:25 AM
You have to be kidding me. I'm forced to download a third party extension when Firefox offers this and it's their main competitor's email service. Morons.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL jweiss11 9/12/11 1:50 PM
Here's the solution: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dgkkmcknielgdhebimdnfahpipajcpjn
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL jlanawalt 10/27/11 6:04 AM
On Ubuntu 11.10 I simply installed Gnome Gmail from the Ubuntu Software Center and then selected it from System Settings > System Info > Default Applications. It opens a new tab with the Gmail compose page filled out with the info from the mailto link and works from more locations than just Chrome.

Other Gnome desktop users should be able to find a package for their distribution or can go to the project home page.

http://gnome-gmail.sourceforge.net/
http://askubuntu.com/questions/67381/making-google-calendar-and-gmail-the-default-applications-for-calendar-and-mai
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL pbaumann 10/28/11 10:13 AM
In Windows 7, without using any Chrome add-on, it only worked out when I've changed the following register:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\MAILTO\OpenWithList\a
There, I've set the value:
"C:\Users\MY_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app=https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL rahimarahima8 10/29/11 12:45 PM
OK I LIKE THE WAY YOU MUST SELECT THE TOOL TO EXIT SO I DONT ACCIDENTLY CLOSE SCREEN,. LOVE THE ADVANTAGE OF MORE SCREEN SPACE,INCONVENIENCED TO GET TO MAIL I REAL MIS THE LITTLE GMAIL SLOGAN AT THE TOP WHERE YOU CAN GO TO MAIL ONCE SIGNED IN, I HAVE MORE TO EXPLORE GOOGLE HAS MANY WONDERFULLY WORKABLE FEATURES.(SMILE) THANKS GOOGLE FOR SHOWING ME YOU CARE
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL mehdich 11/7/11 1:40 AM
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Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL gxg 2/19/12 12:50 PM
Beginning with version 17 in the Chrome stable channel, you can use Gmail to open mailto: links without extensions or other third party tools, thanks to the inclusion of custom protocol handlers.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Ogden_ 3/15/12 3:18 PM
I have the opposite problem.  I accepted a google link to make gmail default for mailto links, and I want to return it to Outlook as my default mail client.  How can I do that?
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL david.king 3/15/12 4:35 PM
  1. Click the wrench icon Wrench on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Options (Preferences in Mac and Linux; Settings in Chrome OS) > Under the Hood.
  3. Click Content settings.
  4. In the dialog that appears, find the “Handlers” section.
  5. Click Manage handlers.
  6. Select the handler you'd like to remove.
  7. Click remove this site.
Then go into Outlook and set it as the default mail client.
Re: Mail To links go directly to GMAIL Enrique Bellegia 7/4/13 9:45 PM
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