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    I want to make Gmail my default email in Win 8; but when I look in default programs in the CP its not listed, ideas anyone? I do not like using 'live mail'.

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Gmail is a mail service like any other mail services such as Yahoo mail, hotmail ... It is not an application. In order to use the service you need to have a mail client such as Metro Mail App, Windows Live mail, browser built in etc... in which you set your email account to use it. That's why there's no such thing for default Gmail.
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    Win 7 & Win 8


    Download (Incredimail) for the desktop as it does Gmail…
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
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    Try the html file in the attached zip file;
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