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Internet Explorer Opens Multiple Times When Clicking on an Email Link

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Internet Explorer seems to be opening multiple times when clicking on an email link.  How do I get it back to just one instance per click.  I have Win XP Pro SP2
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by:war1
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Hello 4ubest,

1. You may need to register some dll files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q281679&sd=tech
1. Quit all programs that are running.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.
4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.

If using Vista and you get an error, run regsvr32.exe from an elevated command prompt. To get an elevated command prompt, right-click on the "Command Prompt" shortcut and select "Run as Administrator".

If this does not resolve the problem, repeat steps 2 through 4 for each of the following files (in step 3, replace Urlmon.dll with each of the file names below):

Shdocvw.dll
Actxprxy.dll
Oleaut32.dll
Mshtml.dll
Browseui.dll
Shell32.dll

OR
Run this script if using IE6
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

2. If no joy, try this fix here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Q_22807984.html

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:4ubest
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The solution does not apply to me it seems as I have the opposite problem.. I get multiple IE7 windows open when I click on a link.. What is strange is that Firefox is SUPPOSED to be my default browser so I would not see these things at all so something has changed when I put the FireFox 3 RC  on.   IN any event , the solutions above do not pertain to my situation  with XP Pro and IE... Even in my description initally I said I have XP Pro SP2  so why do you reference Vista ?
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by:war1
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4ubest,

Vista reference is for another user.  Lets try something else.

Solutions for multiple browsers open when you click on mail to link
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/MailtoProtocol.htm
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by:4ubest
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I simply installed the new Firefox 3 and chose to make it  my default browser and the issue is bypassed.

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by:4ubest
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Question should more accurately have been..   When I click on a link contained in an existing email multiple IE browsers open so how do I stop this IE behaviour.   As it was as you see above I simply installed the new Firefox 3 and chose to make it my default browser,
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4ubest,

You question was not for an alternate browser.  Some users do not have option to change browser.  So the mvps.com link can solve your multiple IE windows problem.
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