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Outlook email links don't work

Issaquah
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When I click on a link in an email in Outlook, it will open IE 7...but it goes only to my home page...and not the page of the link. How do I get a link to work?
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Which version of Outlook?
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Greetings Issaquah !

Does the problem occur only with the link to your website? Or other websites websites as well?  What is the link that you are going to?  

Check if the URL address works properly if you cut and paste it to address bar of IE7.

Make another browser like Firefox the default browser. Then open the link. Does it work properly?

Hope this helps, war1

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This is Outlook 2003...and yes the links do work if I cut and paste. I have had situations where a link in an email does not start IE, but never a case where IE starts and then it doesn't go to the link.
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Actually, I found the solution on my own: I reset IE as the default browser.
Control Panel
Internet Options
Programs
Check the "Tell Me if Internet Explorer is not the default browser"
Then on restarting IE, it will ask to confirm that it is the default.
Thanks for all who helped.
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