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Windows 7: Unable to Open e-mail Links

20 Aug 2012   #1
Potchboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Unable to Open e-mail Links

I have had the same problem when I was using Hotmail and now that I have switched to Outlook.com I am still unable to open or activate links in e-mails which are sent to me.
IE 9 ( not 64 bit) is the default browser and Windows Live Mail is the default e-mail on my computer.
I suspect that I have clicked or changed something on my PC which I should'nt have done.
Can anybody help me out on this one?
Potchboy


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21 Aug 2012   #2
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried using other browsers aside from IE 9?
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21 Aug 2012   #3
Potchboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have tried IE Vers 8 but I get the same problem.
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21 Aug 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Outlook and Hotmail will by default block links in emails. This is to protect the system. There should be a warning shown for you to allow blocked content.
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21 Aug 2012   #5
Potchboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for this info. I have not noticed any request to allow blocked content when I click on the links?
Is there a command that I can set to select this option for all incoming mail?
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21 Aug 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, it should be somewhere within your email options.
The "Allow blocked content" should be a bar near the top of the message.
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22 Aug 2012   #7
Potchboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I cannot find this option anywhere?
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22 Aug 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try this for Hotmail. Others may help with other email programs.

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23 Aug 2012   #9
Potchboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have already ticked this option exactly as you suggest and it does not make any difference.
Both in the WLM and Outlook.com
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23 Aug 2012   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, I never use WLM so I don't know how it works, I'll ask for some help.
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