For some time now, my OutlookExpress (6.00.2800.1106) has been starting up applications inferred by hyperlinks (like 'http://...'
or 'mailto:...'), but has not populated the address or the To: parts of the resulting application windows.
This is annoying as it means the I need too right-click, copy shortcut and then paste the URL or mail address into the appropriate new window. This isn't possible with emails that arrive as HTML forms as I can't Right-Click the submit button to copy that shortcut. Instead, when I hit the submit button I get an empty IE window.
The IE windows so started have nothing in the address field (not even the about:blank I've set as my starting page), nothing in the status field and the browser is not waiting for any responses from a server. There are no error windows visible or hidden behind the browser or OutlookExpress.
I have web content on my desktop and that works OK - hyperlinks get followed as expected.
I can't recall exactly when the problem started, has anyone else seen this behaviour ?