Loving things more than you should
I love my Macbook Pro and Google Apps. I sincerely cannot imagine running my business without both of them. I recently ran into an issue because I could not figure out how to get my Mac to open up my mail to: links (that’s an email address in your browser) to use Gmail or in my case Google Apps (Gmail for your domain – example is [email protected]). So I searched and finally found an answer by a smart guy named Paul Baumgart. In his original post entitled Opening mailto: Links in Gmail with Google Chrome on Mac OS X he was just addressing Google Chrome but it does work with Firefox as well. He wrote a small program that fixes the issue so you can use Gmail or Google Apps as your default email handler in Mac OS X. It’s a thing of beauty.
Now when I click on a link my Highrise account I open up a new email in my Google Apps account with the CC: address for that Highrise account. If you use a service like BatchBook for your CRM then this issue is built in. Here’s how to set your email links to open in Gmail or Google Apps in BatchBook.
Here’s a six minute video on how to install the program he created so you can use Gmail or Google Apps as your default email handler with Mac OS X.
If it works let me know in the comments below.
Here’s a bit of code you’ll want from the original post by Paul Baumgart:
“https://mail.google.com/a/YOUR_APPS_DOMAIN/?view=cm&tf=0&to=” (where YOUR_APPS_DOMAIN is the domain for your Google Apps email addresses, something like yourcompany.com)