When this happens, I want to slap my laptop in its metaphorical face:
I click a hyperlinked email address (such as this one) in Google Chrome, which opens my Apple Mail program to send an email. Except there’s a little problem -- I use Gmail, not Apple Mail.
Same applies for Gmail users on Windows. Hyperlinked email addresses open in Outlook, instead of opening in Gmail.
You need to get the most out of your email apps. Here’s how to reverse that annoying moment from ever happening again in less than 30 seconds:
Step 1: Open your Gmail account.
First, go to Gmail. After it loads, you'll see this icon called the "Protocol Handler" in the browser address bar.
If you don’t see this icon in your browser address bar, click here for alternative directions.
Step 2: Click “Allow” in the window that pops up.
Now click the "Protocol Handler" and a window will pop up. When it does, click Allow, then Done.
Step 3: You’re done! Test a new link.
Now try clicking this email address: email@example.com. Does it open a new Gmail message in new tab?
If so, wahoo! You’ve done it, in less than 30 seconds. Now you’ll never again click those annoying email links and get the wrong program to open.
Wanna put this to practice? Use follow-up email templates.
I'm sorry, but the standard "just checking in" follow-up email doesn't work. So we created a massive list of follow-up email templatesthat do work.
For example, here's one that helped Bryan Kreuzberger, a prospecting email expert, close over $4 million in revenue:
Just one example from our sales follow-up email templates collection.
If you're a Gmail user, now you'll never again click those annoying email links and have Apple Mail or Outlook pop up.