The Google Chrome Mailer

Already made the switch to Google Chrome? If you have, then most probably you are using Gmail as your primary email. Here’s a Chrome application which will automatically open a Gmail compose window once you clicked a mail-to link in your Chrome browser.

The software is called Chrome Mailer. The application is a very small 212 KB. It requires a .NET 2.0 Framework installed in your XP machine for it to work.

If you are a vista user, they have a warning issued for you guys:

Now, it runs on Vista as well, but please note, you need administrator rights to install, and if you have UAC (User Account Control) enabled, it will pop up error messages, because the lack of a $399 digital signature for “Works with Windows Vista” Program.

So if you don’t want to be nagged by vista on every click, think twice about using this software. It goes without saying that Chrome Mailer works best in XP but only, that is if you are not using other email clients such as Thunderbird or Outlook.

8 Comments on “The Google Chrome Mailer

  1. Disabling UAC is one of the first things I do on a new vista box. Actually, it is the first thing I do. UAC is the WORST thing ever.

    I have chrome installed, but I’m not a big fan of the EULA on it so I rarely use it other than to test.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I downloaded Chrome but haven’t really started using much. But do get annoyed at hitting “e-mail” me and having to wait for the message compose to pop up, copy the address, and then use in my gmail, so I might be making the switch to Chrome soon.

  3. @Mcangeli: I really hate the Vista nagger! If ever I switch to Vista, that would be the first thing that I would do.

    @Kristine: If you’re still not ready to switch to Chrome and still want Gmail to become your default email handler, you can use Gmail Notifier as a solution. Here’s how.

  4. I’m having some trouble using the ChromeMailer app. every time i test it, it gives me an error, something about encountering an error and needing to close. is there something that I am doing wrong?


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