September 11, 2009

Gmail As Default Mail Application on GNOME

Gmail can be used as the default mail application on GNOME desktop.

For Ubuntu, I did:

1. Download the .deb package gnome-gmail_1.2-1_all.deb.

2. Open the terminal and cd to the directory where you have saved the package. I had saved it on my Desktop.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ cd ~/Desktop

3. Then install Gnome Gmail.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -i gnome-gmail_1.2-1_all.deb

Another way to install is to double-click the package and click Install Package.

This installs Gnome Gmail on your system.

4. Go to System-> Preferences-> Preferred Applications.

5. Select Gmail under Mail Reader.

[Source: 'Gnome Gmail' Allows Gmail To Be Selected As The Default Mail Application for Gnome [Linux]]