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Internet Options Program Defaults

  1. I do not use Internet explorer, Outlook or Hotmail, I use gmail and I would like to know how to make Internet Options recoginize it.

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  • willi55 Oct 16, 2008

    In the internet options panel that has tabs on it and one says programs on it. Clicking this tabs shows you a list of default programs for different applications, one is e-mail, when you click it the drop down shows Outlook and Hotmail. I use neither because they are useless. I have gmail which integrated just fine with my Mac Mail program. What is wrong with the Windows Mail. Or is it just Windows is crappy. Thanks for responding Allen

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Please explain or give me little more detail as what are you trying to do.

are you taling about the URL, and how to save it????
you can not save gmail on your local machine only the URL.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    Frank Oct 16, 2008

    Windoes Internet Program is crappy. as far as adding the gmail to the toolbar is no possible in the option . however, the best thing you can do is add the gmail link to the favorites.







    please rate if the answer solved your problem

    thank you

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Understanding and using Microsoft Outlook Express - Download and Install What is Outlook Express? - Free email client Outlook Express is an email client. In non-technical terms, it is a program that lets you send and receive emails from your computer. It is one of the most popular email clients in the world simply because it comes free with Internet Explorer (and the Windows operating system). Now Internet Explorer comes bundled with Windows which is the most popular operating system and it soon became the browser of choice on most desktops since it had some great features when compared to its nearest competition, Netscape Navigator (at that time). So as Internet Explorer became popular the usage of Outlook Express as the default email client increased to make it the leading email program on the Internet.
From where do I get Outlook Express? - It's a free download If you don't have Outlook Express, you can simply download the latest version of Internet Explorer. Outlook Express email client will be installed on your system once you install the browser.
Outlook Express Homepage - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/oe/.
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How is Outlook Express different from an online email service? The difference between Outlook Express and an online email service such as GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo! etc. is that it lets you browse, read and compose emails from your computer even when you are not connected to the net. To download emails, you do need to connect to the Internet. Email messages are actually stored on your system, so, you can still read the emails you have received and sent in the past. An online email service works ONLY when you are connected to the net.
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