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Posted on 2002-04-04
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When I open my mail and there is a web address or link, and I click on it it will not open, what do I need to do in order to correct it?
I am using Internet Explorer 5.50.4522.1800 version
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Daryl Holtzclaw
darylmh1@earthlink.net
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Do you get any error messages or a dialog asking you to locate the link browser?

In any case, I would open Windows Explorer and select Tools | Folder Options.  Go to the file types tab.  Highlight URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol.  Select Advanced button.  Highlight Open and select Open butotn.  The following should be set.

Application to perform action:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome

Check the box for DDE

DDE Message:
"%1",,-1,0,,,,

Application:
IExplore


oh... if you use programs that stop advertisements (e.g. popup stopper), make sure the program isn't blocking the link since Outlook tends to open a new window.

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WWW_OpenURL
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by:Darylmh
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Thank you Neo mvps I will try this and let you know if it works.
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by:traval
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If you are having problems getting the file association correct, make sure in IE TOOLS->INTERNET OPTIONS->PROGRAMS tab->"IE should check to see if it is the default browser when starting" is checked.  If not check it, close all browsers windows that are open, then restart IE and choose yes if prompted to make default browser.  This auto-configures file assocations for IE.
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A simple way to get around this problem is to change your email editor. If you are using MS Outlook rich text, change to Word. Click  Tools | Options  Mail format  Then select MS Word as your mail editor.  I had this problem when sending links to upto 200 users, and using Word got round the problem every time. (this is office 97)


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Hello Darylmh

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
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Question has been force accepted as per recommendation

Neo_mvps points for you here > http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20352371.html

Traval points for you here > http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20352372.html

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