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bkbrian

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I am using Outlook exspress. Windows Xp. For some reason i cant click on anything in my emails and open them.
 
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bkbrian said:
I am using Outlook exspress. Windows Xp. For some reason i cant click on anything in my emails and open them.
Hello Bk, Not an expert on OE , but try this.
Open OE and click TOOLS >>>OPTIONS>>>SECURITY >>> and make sure that the option "do not let attachments that could be virus" is NOT Checked.
If it is , uncheck it---click apply and then "OK".>f
 

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Hi bkbrian

Or, if you are referring to the links in your emails...

With all windows closed.
Start > Run
Key in:
"C:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe" /reg

Verify this is the path that msimn.exe is located and be sure to include the quotes.

Then open Outlook Express,
Tools > Options > General tab,
and verify Outlook Express is your default messaging program at the bottom of the page.

Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab
verify Outlook Express is showing in the E-mail window.

Let us know if this works or not.
 

bkbrian

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I tried putting in "C:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe" /reg
and hit enter and nothing happen. Outlook exspress is my Default Email.
Any other idea's
 

bkbrian

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Not sure if this matters but I did recently switch to Mozzila Thunderbird Email and didn't like it. So I Deleted it and switched back to Outlook Express. I can click on any link in web Pages an they work fine. I am having problem's with only My Emails.
 

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Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab
verify Outlook Express is showing in the E-mail window.

You may have your File Types associations changed to Mozzila.

You Uninstalled Mozzila...right? You did not just delete it?
 

bkbrian

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Outlook Express is showing and did Uninstall Mozzilla and Firefox which I also tried?
 

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Open My Computer or Windows Explorer and click on
Tools > Folder Options > File types tab,
check under each of these file types to see if their settings show the following:

URL:File Transfer Protocol
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1
URL:Gopher Protocol
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome %1
URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
URL:MailTo Protocol
"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /mailurl:%1


Check each url one at a time:
Click on each file type,
click edit,
click on Open,
click edit
to see what the settings are for each one.
 
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This might seem strange but have you tried using the Reset Web Settings... button under Internet Options->Programs? After trying several different email clients, I encountered a similar probelm when I went back to using Outlook 2000. Even though my default email client was set, it wouldn't work correctly. But after hitting this button, my settings were reset, I went in and re-enabled Maxthon as my default browser and the links in outlook started to work correctly. Just something to try...
 

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Did you try the Reset Web Settings that CarpeDiem suggested and I forgot?;)
 
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