Installing Chromemailer does NOT mean you've set it up! Please go to Start menu -> Programs -> ChromeMailer and run ChromeMailer.exe!
You can always find the executable under (your install drive, usually C:) Program FilesSkaelede OnlineChromeMailerChromeMailer.exe
People keep asking me, why do they need to use ChromeMailer
, how it differs from the good old registry hacks?
Here's the technical information: ChromeMailer
modifies the default mailto: handler in the registry (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT || HKEY_CURRENT_USER mailtoshellopencommand), as the good old registry hacks do.
If a computer is a stand-alone one, it will use the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT,if it's in a domain it will use HKEY_CURRENT_USER. (others' settings will not be affected - only if the user is logged in as a Domain Administrator.)
The true difference between the other registry-hacks and ChromeMailer is, that it sets the handler to itself, and rewrites the mailto: parameters.
A valid mailto: is like:
If you pass Gmail URL + mailto: params directly to Chrome (or any other browser) in the registry, with %1 parameter, it will truncate some parts of it, because 2 question marks will be in the URL, and it's not permitted without UrlEncode: so anything after the second will miss.
For example: https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Hello
would show up a window with the to address filled, but subject missing.
Parameter rewrite is the reason for UAC error on Vista, i don't have $399 to to buy code authentication for my *free* app.
So for a user request, in version 0.2 I added the possibility to use this "truncated" mode, so it will not show up any messages, and will work in 80%... :)