In Distribution Lists, we've enabled the ability to hit "Send Email". This will open your default mail client, and will automatically take the email addresses you've selected, and add them in the BCC section of an email. However, if you're using an online email client (such as gmail), you'll want to set up this mail client as your default. That way, when you hit SEND EMAIL, it will open the correct mail client.
Windows 10 machines:
- Click on the Start Menu button in the bottom-left corner of your window.
- Now click on the Settings menu item
- Then click the System icon
- Now click on the Default apps menu item
- Look for the Email heading
- Click on the current default email client just below heading
- The Choose an app menu should now be in view
- Click on the browser you wish to use as the default app (Example: if you're using Gmail as your mail client, select Google Chrome.
- Close the Settings window
Now, you'll want to go into Google Chrome to set up the appropriate handlers.
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings > Show advanced settings.
- In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
- In the dialog that appears, find the “Handlers” section.
- Click Manage handlers.
- You should see something that looks like this:
If you don't see this option, follow the instructions below to set up Gmail as your handler.
- Log into your gmail account
- In the right hand corner of the URL or address bar you should see a double-diamond icon in your address bar.
- Click on it and you'll be prompted to allow Mail.google.com to be your message handler. Click, ALLOW. Now if you go back to the previous section you should see the picture above.
*If you have followed these instructions and Seraphim is still not connecting to your email you will need to check your pop-up blocker. This can be done by going to the settings of your browser and selecting "Internet Options". Next you will go to the Privacy tab and click on Settings and add www.startseraphim.com to the allowed pop-up sites.
Many third party email clients on the Mac will ask you if you want to set them as the default mail app, but regardless you can always set it yourself using the following actions:
- Open the “Mail” application in OS X – even if you’re wanting to use another mail client
- Pull down the “Mail” menu and choose “Preferences”
- Go to the “General” tab
- Look for “Default email reader” and click on the menu to pull down other mail app options – if the mail app you want to use is not shown in this list choose “Select” to browse the /Applications/ folder and select one manually
Everyone's available mail clients will likely be different, depending on what apps are installed on their Mac. In this screenshot example, the possible email reader apps to select are: Google Chrome (for Gmail), Mail.app (the default in OS X), iTerm (for pine, the command line mail client), and Sparrow Lite (a third party mail app).