Often you want to click on an email address link in a webpage to send an email. By default it will open your local email client (ie. Thunderbird). While Thunderbird will send the message it will not save a sent mail copy in GMail. It is possible to set Firefox to use GMail as the default email client, so all messages go through GMail and get a copy saved.
- Open 'Firefox' and navigate to your GMail account (http://gmail.umn.edu)
- Login to GMail
- Copy and paste the code below into the Firefox address bar and hit enter
- Click the 'Add Application' button the appears in the top right.
Now all email links should open in GMail.