This article contains information for University Staff only.

Affixa is a Windows program which runs as a tray application.
Affixa running in the tray

The application automatically handles mail creation requests from ‘mailto:’ links on webpages and other applications such as eRecords system. It will create a new draft e-mails in the user’s web-based e-mail account.

The program is installed from the Software Center (Start All Programs Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Software Center) and is preconfigured to connect to the logged-in user’s University Google Mail account via their default web browser.

The application will start to work as soon as the installation is complete but the tray icon will not appear until the system is next rebooted.
The application will take between 45 and 60 seconds to startup the first time it is run after installation. On subsequent calls the application will start in a much shorter time.
On first use the application may prompt the user to login to their Google Mail account and authorise the program to access Google Mail (this is only required once and in some cases may not be required at all).

There should be no need to configure any program options and the program should run automatically when required once it is installed. If required, the application options can be accessed either from the application folder in the start menu or by opening the application from the tray icon and selecting Options from the ‘Affixa’ drop-down.

Browser Plug-ins

Affixa also provide browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox which ensure that existing Gmail tabs are re-used when Affixa generates new e-mail message rather than opening a new new tab.


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