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i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7

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i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 spam fixed 2/5/11 6:47 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:
I need to be able to right click on a file and select "send to" and have an ie8 or Firefox window open my gmail account, attach the file and email it to an email address that I specify, like Outlook Express did.

I realize I can use some huge bloated email client for this that runs 24/7 in the background, but that is just silly.  gAttach will NOT do this. 

Thanks




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2011-02-06
edited:  right click on file, "Send to" then "Mail recipient" etc as above
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 wdurham 2/5/11 9:08 PM
The only way I know to achieve this - as Windows simply will not set a web-app like GMail as the default emailer - is to use Affixa.

Have a look at www.affixa.com
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 spam fixed 2/6/11 8:38 AM
affixa just puts the email in your draft folder
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 wdurham 2/6/11 9:51 AM
Exactly. You then send the draft. 
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 spam fixed 2/6/11 10:04 AM
That is not really what I was looking for.  I have installed Thunderbird and turned basically everything off so it only runs when I initiate it and saves nothing.  It is almost perfect except after sending the file the Thunderbird interface remains open although the send email interface closes.  The send window can run without the main interface running so i'm close.  A registry edit with some command line switches for Thunderbird should do the trick.

I did get the original Gmail Notifier to work in Windows 7 but the "mail recipient" button does nothing.  I do have gmail as default in Firefox but of course that only works in firefox.
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 spam fixed 2/6/11 10:59 AM
Now I just need to make the Mail Recipient button do this:
 
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -osint -compose "%1"
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 wdurham 2/6/11 11:50 AM
So you use Thunderbird? Surely the whole question is that Windows will recognise any client installed on your PC. 

That's not the problem. 

Click on a Send To or a Mail To, and up pops Thunderbird, if you have it installed as your default.

The trick we all want is that Windows should allow a web-app like GMail or Yahoo or whatever, to be the default. Which it WILL NOT. Full stop. Windows doesn't want to know about web-apps.

So Affixa, whilst not perfect, at least allows one to use a web-app for a number of Windows system activities, like Send To, email features in Word etc, and Mail To in web pages.


Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 spam fixed 2/6/11 12:56 PM
Indeed. I installed Thunderbird and gave up on the pipe dream.  I like your icon, I'm a gold believer myself, got a safe deposit box full of it and some silver.  A headline article on Yahoo this past week said gold should be avoided in 2011.  This is a sure sign that gold will continue its overall upward climb! 

Thanks for the help
Re: i need to be able to right click a file then "send to" with gmail, preferably through ie8 or Firefox, windows 7 wdurham 2/6/11 7:24 PM
I don't have physical gold, spam fix - just a heap of shares in gold mining companies!  Quite agree with your analysis. There's mileage in silver too!