Setting your operating system’s default mail program

Posted on July 28, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

By default, Firefox will use your system's default mail client to send e-mail for the actions listed above. To change the default mail client using your operating system, follow the instructions below.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button, then click the Default Programs item.
  2. Click on Set your default programs.
  3. Under Programs, click the e‑mail program you'd like to use (e.g. Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Outlook).
  4. Click Set this program as default.
  5. Click OK at the bottom of the window.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button, then click on the Control Panel icon to open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon to open the Add or Remove Programs applet.
  3. On the left side of the Window click the Set Program Access and Defaults icon.
  4. In the Access and Defaults window, click on the Custom radio button to expand the Custom category.
  5. Underneath Choose a default e-mail program, click the radio button next to the program you want to use (e.g. Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Outlook).
  6. Click OK at the bottom of the window.

Using webmail services

Firefox allows webmail services (such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, etc.) to enable you to use them for Firefox's mail functions. Use the instructions in the Setting Firefox's mail client section above to use a webmail service with this method.

If the webmail service you want to use is not available in the Applications panel of the Options window, you can use an extension to add support to your webmail services:

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