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set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome?

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set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? DoRe Milena 12/1/09 10:17 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to set yahoo mail as the default mail for mailto links on the web. It's pretty easy to do it on FireFox, but I can't seem to be able to find a way to do it in Chrome. I'm using the 3.0 version of Chrome on a Windows 7 machine. Please someone help! Thanks
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? QQFarmer 12/1/09 10:49 AM
I'm on the latest Dev version of Chrome and I can't even make Gmail my default mail client. It's so frustrating.╮(╯﹏╰)╭
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? dwight.stegall 12/1/09 5:21 PM
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? dwight.stegall 12/1/09 5:32 PM
chromemailer works on chrome, chromium and iron browsers
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? QQFarmer 12/2/09 9:38 AM
@Monty, thank you for your kind help. I'll report back if it works.
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? QQFarmer 12/2/09 9:41 AM
Wow. It worked like a charm. Thank you again.
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? Jalver 5/22/10 10:49 PM
For YAHOO! email - here is a great little workaround that I just learned.  

You can't do this directly through Chrome, but actually bad old Internet Explorer will change your computer and it then applies to Chrome.  Just open IE, search online for "Yahoo Toolbar".  It will go to a Yahoo download page for a special yahoo toolbar for internet explorer - click Download, and when it opens a box to customize the download, it gives you various options (like making yahoo default search), uncheck all of them that you don't want, and leave the one checked about making Yahoo! email your default mail application.  Then follow the instructions to let it install, and blam! you now have a new toolbar on IE you will never use, close IE, go back to Chrome and click on an email (like the ones in Craigslist ads) and Blom! there it is in a sweet little yahoo email, with subject and To: email...Awesome.

(you could also disable the yahoo toolbar from being viewed in IE if you do use it occasionally "x" 'ing it out on the left of the toolbar and it will still work in Chrome - it doesn't erase the change it made in the system...I think it's a registry change, don't know)
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? Jalver 5/22/10 10:57 PM
And...I don't know if this is required, but Chrome should be already set as your default browser (which it probably already is).
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? DoRe Milena 8/20/10 12:06 AM
@Jalver....wow this actually worked, I was a bit skeptic but it did work! thanks a bunch.
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? chrisdane97 11/17/10 4:10 AM
Brilliant Jalver.  It defies logic but works perfectly.
Re: set yahoo mail as my default mail for mailto links in chrome? EnlightenedShadow 3/20/11 6:48 AM
Wow I can't believe that actually worked. Thanks!