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Using Mail Links with LakerApps Gmail

Are you a LakerApps Gmail user and wished when you clicked an email link in a web page that it would just use Gmail rather than asking you to launch Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird?  Well, now you can, at least with the Firefox browser.

To integrate Firefox with LakerApps, there is a simple configuration setting that needs to be done.  From the Firefox Tools menu select “Options” then click on the “Applications” tab and scroll down in the list of applications until you see “mailto.”  Under the Action menu, select “Use Gmail.”

Now when you click on an email link in a web page, it will allow you to send your message using Gmail. If you are not currently logged into LakerApps at the time you click on the email link, it will first ask you to login and then direct you to a compose window to compose and send your message.

All faculty and staff who receive a new machine will have this change automatically applied to their Firefox browser.

3 thoughts on “Using Mail Links with LakerApps Gmail

  1. CTS Post author

    Hi Julie,

    On a Mac, preferences are usually accessed through the application menu… ie, Firefox menu –> Preferences. Did you look there?

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  2. Larry Fuller

    I use a free program called “Affixa” that will open a link in Internet Explorer for email. It puts the email into Google’s “drafts” folder which you can then access and complete the email.
    Just google “affixa” for the free download.
    Seems to work GREAT for me!

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