Sam - Jumping into the middle of this thread, so I don't know if this has been mentioned.. Make sure your 404 page is larger than .5K The default IE 404 page will show if its under .5 and it *should* show any 404 page witha file size larger than that :) .djc. Sam-I-Am wrote: >>Tools > Options > Advanced > Show friendly HTTP error messages >> > > on. (checked). (this is the default?) > > What's odd is that I get yahoo's 404 at http://www.yahoo.com/sdasdasd, > same with a few other sites like amazon.. > > so I've no idea if it's just a problem with my browser, or something > other people might be seeing that I ought to do something about (since > the whole point of the site is basically that 404 page). > I was initially suspicious that my script might be returning odd headers > that was causing IE to gag.. but apparently no so. > > One new suspicion - all the 404 pages that my IE does show have images. > So far all the html only ones get zapped.