Setting Gmail as my default mail in Windows 10

#1
Hi I'm having a problem with emailing photos to friends when I right click on a photo in my pictures folder I open the option of sending an email. It appears to send then it I get an error saying there is no email program associated to perform this requested action. I have set google chrome as my default mail program under settings why do I keep getting this message. I don't know how to make it recognize Gmail as my default.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
It has to be associated to an email client such as Outlook or Thunderbird. You won't be able to send an email through a browser that way.
 


#3
thank you, II downloaded Thunderbird and it worked. I had no idea that's why I couldn't get it to work.
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
#4
Couldn't she set up Windows Mail with Gmail and the right click send work that way?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#5
Probably, the point is an actual mail client is required. I've always used Office since I get it for next to nothing. I think I bought Office 2016 Pro, Visio 2016 Pro and Project 2016 Pro for $30 total through work. :)
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
#6
Wow, that is a great deal. I get the $99 a year one. Works great for me because of the 5 person license but $30 is definitely better!

Do you use Outlook to send/receive from all your email accounts.? That's something I've been considering. It'd be nice to not have to log into different web pages for email.
 


#7
Windows 10 built-in Mail App, for all my mails including Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo and Office 365 work mail. It's clean and it works well.
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
#8
Too bad Microsoft doesn't mail a Mail app for Android and iOS. That minimal look is very nice.
 


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