I surprised myself when I moved to using Gmail by using the web interface almost exclusively. But it was annoying when I’d click on a mailto link in a web page only to have my (redundant) email program open up.
Since Firefox 3 was released recently I seem to have started using Firefox a lot. The Official Gmail Blog explains how to have Firefox 3 open those email links directly into Gmail’s web interface.
For those of you using newly released Firefox 3, or willing to give it a try, you can take advantage of a new feature that lets you set Gmail as the default for all email links — those that contain “mailto:” in them. If you’re like me and don’t have a default email client set up, then clicking these links typically launches an installation wizard for a destkop mail client, or opens some email software that you don’t actually use.
Read the full how-to at: Official Gmail Blog: Tip: Set Gmail as your default email client in Firefox 3.