12 December, 2007

Google Apps e-mail with Google Toolbar

So I've more or less switched to using only Google Apps' Webmail (Gmail with your own domain), making Thunderbird obsolete. To that end I've been trying to find a way to make mailto links launch my Google Apps composer window rather than the default Gmail composer window, and also how to make Gmail start by default in https (secure) mode rather than http (plain) mode.

In my search I've stumbled upon several resources, most pointing to using GreaseMonkey and a small script that re-writes all mailto links, another resource pointing to Gmail Manager saying it could handle Google Hosted Accounts (aka. Google Apps accounts), as well as some sites that explains how you fix the Gmail button for Google Toolbar to launch Gmail as https by default.