Hyperlink to open in IE instead of LotusNotes

Without changing client set-up, is there a way to have a particular link open in IE instead of directly in Lotus Notes??  I.e. I am sending an email with a hyperlink in it, and when they click on is as it stands right now it opens a new window in Lotus Notes, and instead of this I want it to open an Internet Explorer window.  Is this possible?

Thanks in advance for the speedy help...
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Steve KnightConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultancyCommented:
Sure.  On a Notes client do the following.

Type in the text you want to see in the link and highlight it
Create menu
Hotspot then Action Hotspot
Paste into the formula area at the bottom of the screen:
@Command( [Execute] ; "iexplore.exe" ; "http://www.microsoft.com/" ) obviously with your url in the second set of quotes.
In the "Action Hotspot" properties pop-up menu that is showing uncheck the "show border around hotspot" unless you fancy having it there.
Format the text to look like a link by colouring it blue (or whatever) and underlining it using the "a" tab of the above property box
click away from the link
Save the document as draft
Try it out then when you are happy send the email
To change the link, right click on it and choose remove hotspot and do it again as above

Users may be asked whether they trust you when then click on the link.

hth, ask if not

Yes it is but it would be on the recipient's lotus notes that the change would need to take place. They will need to edit their location document and go to the internet browser tab and change the internet browser to Microsoft Internet Explorer intstead of notes with internet explorer, then save and close the location.
This is also possible to set via an agent sent in a button via Notes.

I hope this helps !
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
These would all change it for good though.  An alternative is to launch it externally  by running iexplore.exe, i.e.

iexplore.exe http://www.whatever.com/

You could do this from:

shell "iexplore.exe http://www.whatever.com/" in LotusScript button or
@Command( [Execute] ; "iexplore.exe" ; "http://www.microsoft.com/" ) for formula.

The latter can go into a an action hotspot which can be formatted link a normal hyperlink or hotspot button you paste in the mail or whatever.

bcadAuthor Commented:

Could I get a little more detail on the @Command formula - that sounds like what I need.  I've never done anything like this in Lotus before, so I need to know where to start!

Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Basically the same but different is choose "Create | Hotspot | Button" instead.

bcadAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the prompt and detailed instructions - worked like a charm!!
Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
No problem, thanks for the points.

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