Free GmailDefaultMaker – An Email Default Handler Solution

Webmail can handle pretty much all of my email needs, except one – when I need to contact a business, or product developer, and no contact web page exists. For example, in the screen shot below, in attempting to contact the webmaster at ….


I get this frustrating message. Here’s why – in Windows 7, Outlook Express is no longer available.


Frankly, I got a little tired of performing the necessary dance to complete the task, so I looked for an alternative. And, I found one – GmailDefaultMaker, which despite it’s name works with Yahoo Mail, AOL, and Hotmail.

Note to developer: Business 101 – the product name should reflect the function. Change the name.

Install this tiny application in the language of your choice –


Choose your default email service provider –


And, your done.


With GmailDefaultMaker installed, instead of the “you’re out of luck” message shown earlier, now when I click on “” …….


the application automatically opens up my Gmail compose pane as shown in the following screen capture. Pretty cool, no?


System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Download at: the developer’s site (GmailDefaultMaker).

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Filed under downloads, Email, Freeware, Gmail, Integrated Solutions, Software, Utilities, Windows 7, Windows Tips and Tools, Windows Vista, Windows XP

10 responses to “Free GmailDefaultMaker – An Email Default Handler Solution

  1. Bill,

    I’ve been using this and can attest it works great!

    Happy Thanksgiving from here in the U.S.


  2. PasjonatLeonaWachholza

    Thanks Bill.
    Great program.

  3. g

    Thanks for the heads up! I’m installing it now.

    • Hey G,

      Surprise, surprise Mr. Power User! lol

      Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving – relax with the family, and then kickback and watch the GAMES!!


      • g

        Works perfect! It was irritating to click on a reply for a craigslist ad only to have Outlook boot up.

        Take care and GO BEAVERS!!!!!!

        • Hey G,

          I hear ya man. Definitely a pain in the butt. I had the same problem with craigslist’s “personal services ads” 🙂

          I watched the Beavers kick some ass in last weeks game against S. Cal – terrific game. Talking about terrific games – yesterday’s Auburn’s come from behind over the “Tide” was the best game I’ve watched this year. A definite heart thumper. Just now, watching Kentucky at Tennessee.



  4. TeXaCo

    Bill, You did it again.

    You seem to be able to find these out of the way programs that extremely useful. I have been looking for a program like this and tried one but it didn’t seem to work right.

    I will be downloading this and trying it out

    I know your up North but Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll have some turkey for ya.


    • Hey TeX,

      Good to hear you can use this one.

      Freeze some of that Turkey for me – I might be down your way before the year is out. 🙂

      Best wishes to you and your family, for a safe and happy Thanksgiving.