Suddenly cant open links in emails and newsgroups

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Becky, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Becky

    Becky Guest

    Hello all,
    For some reason I have become unable to open links to sites that are in
    emails or newsgroups. Until recently I was able to open them. Now when I
    click on them nothing happens. I would appreciate any ideas on how to
    correct this. thanks in advance.

    Becky, Nov 3, 2006
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  2. Becky

    MaryL Guest

    Have you recently added a popup blocker? Try holding down the CTRL key
    while you click on a link that won't open, and see if that helps.

    MaryL, Nov 3, 2006
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  3. Everything which follows is contingent upon virus and malware scans
    being run, being good, and all other operations being normal and

    Using OE6? Tools > Options > Security tab:

    You *should* have Restricted sites selected, and the other 2 boxes
    under Virus Protection.

    There's a box to select [de-select] Downloaded Images
    [...and other external content in HTML e-mail]

    On Tools > Options > Connection tab:

    The "Change..." button takes to IE Properties > Security tab > select
    [Restricted] sites > the "Custom level..." button shows the settings
    which are available.

    A lot depends on your default brower make & model (Programs Tab)
    and/or your Content Advisor (Content tab).

    Within those 2 dialogs likely lies your answer, along with trying to
    recall what you changed, or what you installed/uninstalled. You can
    safely reset your settings to defaults. If you do change settings,
    exit and then relaunch the application [IE or OE].


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    Bucky Breeder, Nov 3, 2006
  4. Becky

    Becky Guest

    I dont remember adding any popup blockers recently.Hoding down the CTRL key
    did allow me to open the links. Thanks so much!
    Becky, Nov 3, 2006
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