How To: Set Gmail as the Default Email Handler in Firefox

gmail_logoIf you’re an avid Gmail user, you may wish to set it as the default email handler in Firefox.  By setting it as the default, Firefox will automatically open the Gmail composition window when you click any mailto: links or click the Send Link button in the right-click menu.


  1. In Firefox, click Tools –> Options.
  2. Click the Applications tab and type mailto in the search box.
  3. Open the dropdown menu in the Action column and select Use Gmail.
  4. Click OK, Gmail will now be set to handle email composition.

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One response to “How To: Set Gmail as the Default Email Handler in Firefox”

  1. Crazy Joe Malloy Avatar

    Another contribution to the “simple-but-I-did-not-know-that” list.


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