Emails links to webpages not working

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linderose

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Recently when I click on a link from an email to a web page, although Mozilla Firefox is my default browser, Internet Explorer often opens instead - but then only opens a google homepage and does not take me the the link site. Does anyone know what I can do about this?
 
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Recently when I click on a link from an email to a web page, although Mozilla Firefox is my default browser, Internet Explorer often opens instead
Are you sure your OS recognizes Firefox as the default browser? Just because you actively use Firefox more than you do Internet Exploder, doesn't necessarily mean your OS sees it as the default browser.

but then only opens a google homepage and does not take me the the link site.
Perhaps the link in the email actually points to the google homepage you get even though it may look like it goes elsewhere.

Example: put your mouse over this link --> http://www.yahoo.com/ and look down at the status bar on the bottom of the window. Does it match what the link reads as?

When I see links in emails, I rarely ever click the link directly. 99.9% of the time I copy/paste the URL into my browser, for this very reason ;).

Another reason it brings up a google homepage could be because any traffic to that website could be redirected to Google's homepage.
 
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