Mailing web pages from within Safari

Terrier

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I have an iMac and my wife has a MacBook Pro; both are running Mavericks.

Both of us have @me.com and @gmail.com email accounts.

In Safari, when I am viewing a web page and click on the <Share> icon in the Safari Menubar, I see this:
https://db.tt/F1d6pLMb

I can send the entire contents of the web page to friends via Apple Mail; a great way to send them articles from a newspaper to which I have a paid subscription and they do not.

When my wife is viewing a web page and clicks on the <Share> icon in the Safari Menubar, she see this:
https://db.tt/Wb0rfI0Y

She can send, via Google Mail, _only_ the URL of the web page, not its contents and anyone clicking on that URL cannot view the web page because they don’t have a paid subscription.

What do I have to do on my wife’s computer to replace that Google mail icon with the Apple Mail icon under the Safari <Share> icon?

Many thanks.
 

Cheryl

Rosie Moderator
Staff member
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Go to System Preferences>Accounts and compare what is set on your machine with your wife&#8217;s. You have iCloud set to use with Safari and your wife most likely has GMail set to use with Safari - It is like selecting your default account within each app.
 

Terrier

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Just in case someone arrives at this thread searching for an answer to this problem, the settings you have to change are these:

Apple Mail > Preferences > General Tab > Default Email Reader. Change this from Google to Mail and that does it.

Again, thanks, Cheryl.
 
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