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 OpenOffice.org ….
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” …….
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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