ActiveX error in Outlook

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm using Outlook 2003 SP3 under Windows XP SP3.

Recently I've been getting an error message whenever I create an e-mail. It says:

"One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either:
1) Your current security setting prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or
2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls.
As a result the page may not display properly."

When I "OK" this, my e-mail proforma appears and works normally.

This doesn't happen if I forward or rspond to an e-mail, only if I create a new one. The proforma has been in use for a long time before this error started and I've not changed it recently.

Please can you help me resolve this error?
Question by:StuartOrd
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    Accepted Solution

    Looks like your Signatures have something in them. You must have copied that from a webpage or an other email which will also copy ActiveX Control. Also if there are any graphics in your signatures they can also create this issue.
    I would recomend disable your signature and then create an emai to see id you get the problem.
    If this help then you might have to create the signatures again.

    I had same issue with quite few user on my domain.

    Author Comment

    I've never used a signature, but to be sure I looked under tools\options\mail format and can see <None> twice under Signatures. I have several e-mail addresses and have checked them all - they are all the same.
    However you put me on the right track. I am using custom stationery, and when I chenged to  <blank>, the problem disappeared, and re-appeared when I used the previous default stationery. So I've re-created it and it works fine now.

    Author Closing Comment

    I'm sure you'd have got it on the second shot!
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    Expert Comment

    Glad you got the issue sorted :-)

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