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How To Make Gmail Your Default Email Program

Many web sites show email addresses as links, like this one: its@snc.edu. These are called "mailto" links, and their purpose is to allow you to click the email address and have it open a new email, addressed to that email address, using your default email program.

If you're using Chrome and you'd like to have those links launch in Gmail, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Gmail inbox.
  2. Click the little double diamond icon on the right side of the address bar across the top. This will show a drop down like this:
    mailto.png
  3. Select "Allow" and click "Done".

You can also set this behavior in other browsers:

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