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    help with email
    how do I make it to when I click on a hyperlink for someone's email it goes to m Gmail?

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    i dont know if you can. can 'mail' be used with a gmail account ? if the gmail is via a webpage then im not sure if you can.

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    GMail can be used with Apple Mail.
    All you would need to do is configure your GMail account in Mail, and then when you click on a person's email hyperlink, Mail will open and send your message via GMail.
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    By the way, if you are using Firefox, you will need to do a little Firefox configuration to get this to happen. Firefox doesn't open your email program when you click on an email link unless you do a little set up. Here is a recipe for the setup:

    1/ Go to your home directory's [Library, Application Support, Firefox, Profiles] folder and open your profile folder. It usually has a random-looking name, like Xbcgev.default. To be sure that you are in the correct directory check if a file named "prefs.js" exists

    2/ If it doesn't already exist, create a file called "user.js"

    3/ Open "user.js" and write this line (if the file already exists place this line at the end):


    This example uses Mozilla Thunderbird at /usr/bin/thunderbird as the email program. Replace with your favorite email program and executable path.
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