Outlook Express - Attached link problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DeeBeeS, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. DeeBeeS

    DeeBeeS OSNN Addict

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    I am using Windows XP (SP3) IE 7 and Outlook Express. When I receive or insert a link to a web site it does not connect. I remember that when a link was added it was blue but now they are red whuch according to my set up means that it has been viewed.

    This came to notice when I was sending email to a friend and tried to insert a link and it would not work. Thanks for any help.

    Dave
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    if you uninstall sp3 does the error go away ?
     
  3. DeeBeeS

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    I could try this but I am not sure how to uninstall it, do I have to go back into system restore, if so I would loose some progs I have downloaded since.

    Dave
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    go to add/remove programs it should be listed there, a system restore would also work, but sometimes you can lose work you have saved
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I would look in the options for the email security settings , and see how they are setup. To uninstall or go back to a restore point are last resort options, try a little troubleshooting before shooting I would think.
     
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  6. kcnychief

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    The link would not work for him when sent, or when you are trying to click before sending? Have you tried holding down the CTRL key then clicking on it?
     
  7. DeeBeeS

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    Ok, I have deleted SP3 using add/remove programmes, just for information when deleting SP2 automatically came back with all the critical updates still there. Further checks made and I did get up an old email which had a link in it and when I clicked on it it went to the correct site.

    I still have the problem of when I paste a link address into an email thatI am sending I click on this before sending just to test it but nothing happens, I did try by holding down the Control key but no difference the cursor does not even come up.

    I have just thought on one thing that I have done and that was to remove the Logitech Mouse Programme and now operate the mouse with the Microsoft programme, I wonder if this has had anything to do with it?

    Thanks everbody for your help so far.

    Dave
     
  8. DeeBeeS

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    I have solved the problem which I must put down to my ignorance. I thought that I could just put a link address in an email and then click on to see if it went to the site. I have just sent myself a test message with a link address on it and when received it I tested it and it now works. Thanks once again for your advice.
     
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  9. kcnychief

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    Glad you fixed it - sometimes I have also seen that if you paste a link in and don't hit the spacebar after the URL, the link may not become active within your e-mail editor. You can try this - but as you can see it also does work when sent.