Chrome - Set the default mail client to Gmail in Windows 10


Setting default application for email

  • Go to Start and click on the gear icon (Settings) and select Apps:


  • In default apps, select Email and set the default client to Google Chrome




Setting handler for mailto links in Google Chrome 

setting gmail as the default mail client for Mailto links

  • Open Chrome and paste this path into the browser chrome://settings/handlers
  • Go to chrome://settings/handlers and enable “Allow sites for ask to become default handlers for protocols”






  • Setting gmail as default handler: Open your gmail, if you allowed sites to become default handlers in the last step, a double diamond icon will appear in the address bar.



Once you have completed these steps, if you want to test mailto links, here are some test links:

Mailto test links:

  • E-mail 1: a basic e-mail link
  • E-mail 2: an e-mail link that also specifies a subject line
  • E-mail 3: An e-mail link that specifies both a subject and a body
  • E-mail 4: An e-mail link that specifies a CC and a BCC address
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