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  • Created by Leanna Brown, Last edited by Elle Smith on August 09, 2022

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Your default e-mail handler is the e-mail program that starts when you click an e-mail link on a web page or e-mail message. You can make Google Chrome your default email handler by doing one of the following:

1. Open Google Chrome browser on your computer.

2. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google App State account.

3. Click on the three-dot Chrome menu icon   three pointsin the upper right corner of your browser.

4. Click ” Settings “.

5. Click on the three-line menu icon in the Settings sidebar three_linesin the upper left corner of your browser.

6. Click on “ Privacy and security ”.

7. Click on the “Site Settings” menu.

8. Scroll down and click on the “additional permissions” drop-down menu.

9. Click on the “Protocol handlers” menu.

10. Make sure there is a blue dot that activates the default behavior options:


11. Go back to ” Site Settings ” and click on the “View permissions and data stored on sites” menu.

12. Click on the “ google.com ” menu then click on the “ mail.google.com ” menu.

13. Scroll down and find ” Pop-ups and redirects “, click on the drop-down menu to ” allow “.

14. Go to your Mountain Apps Gmail account in your Chrome browser.

15. When you first log into your Gmail Mountaineer Apps account, you will see a double diamond icon in the top right of your address bar.

16. Select the double diamond icon to allow Gmail (mail.google.com) to open all mail links, then click ” Done “.


17. If you are using a PC, the Windows configuration will appear.

18. Under Google Settings>Site Settings>Protocol Handlers, choose Google Chrome as the default email application.

If you have any questions, feel free to submit a request at support.appstate.edu/help or call the help desk at 828-262-6266.

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