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I've searched the database of answers and can only find references to IE. My problem is (and this is all of a sudden) in Outlook. For the past couple of weeks the links in my Outlook emails open only to my Firefox homepage. I have gone into every imaginable Tools/Options in both Outlook and FF, but nothing helps.

TIA - caron1959

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and are you saying that any link opens up to the Firefox Home page not to the link you want to go to...is it possible you have a spyware problem?
 
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Just a thought: is FF being called with the correct command line string? It sounds like that would be a logical explaination. Maybe there's an option somewhere... I dont use Outlook.
 

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Sorry to those of you who answered me -- I've been out of town. I don't know where I would even look for how it's the correct command search string....and just when I thought I knew more than I do! Re: options, I've gone through all that I can find with a fine tooth comb. Just to try to find where this IS, I installed T'bird and the same issue: I click on a link in an email, in either FF or Outlook -- In Outlook, it opens the FF browser but to the homepage I have it set for, not the linked page. In TG, it doesn't open, period. Thanks so much for replying......
 

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Robatron: --

I thought about it and here's what I came up with. TB is brand spankin' new as of last night...did you mean TB when you said FF? And re: reinstalling Outlook, I'm afraid I'm not sure how to back up all of my message folders and/or how to re-add them back in after a new install.

That's where I am.......and thanks for the reply.


Still :confused: and :(

caron1959
 

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Ziggy - thanks for the thought. I ran the free v. of AVG and it only caught about 23 tracking nothings.....
 

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Sorry -- I am using Firefox, but TB is Thunderbird, which I just installed 3 or 4 nights ago....that's what I was referring to where the links don't work from. Thunderbird AND Outlook...:)
 

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I'm on XP Pro. The weird thing :confused: is I've made no changes. It just started....happening! I was thinking of installing FF anyway, so I thought I would do it at that point, since I exhausted every: tool, option, "help" (which it never does...help, I mean) and see if it was an Outlook thing or a general problem. I have my answer, which only makes it more frustrating.....

I really tried everything I could think of before posting here.

Thanks.
 
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XP/Pro ... SP2 or SP3?

What version of Outlook?

Also, any Security Suite or Firewall in the picture?

Finally, what happens if you CTRL/Click rather than Click on a link?
 

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You didn't show up in my email -- didn't know you replied....again....an thanks again.

No firewall and disabled security......

Hadn't heard of ctl-click. Tried it, though an same result. Got excited there for a moment!
 
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