[thelist] OT: hyperlinks in Outlook not working properly

Chris Johnston chris at fuzzylizard.com
Wed Oct 23 06:41:01 CDT 2002

I had this same problem with Outlook (one of many reasons I ditched it).
For me the reason was that I had installed Mozilla and decided to make
it my primary/defualt browser. For some reason, this broke the hyperlink
connection between Outlook and IE. So, did you install any browsers
about a month ago?

In terms of fixing the problem, if I remember correctly, making sure
that IE was the default browser helped. However, sometimes this was not
always the easiest thing, or the most stable/permenant solution.

My ultimate solution was to get rid of outlook and start using Mozilla
Mail. Hopefully someone else has a better one.


Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:

>Hi all
>I'm back after a long absence from web development (being pushed into
>project management) and unfortunately my first post has to be an OT one. I
>shall try and think of a suitable tip for you ;-)
>My problem is that whenever I get an email (I use Outlook as mail client)
>with a hyperlink in it I can't get the link to work. Clicking the link  will
>open Internet Explorer but nothing happens after that. This started
>happening about a month ago but I honestly can't remember what I did that
>may have caused it. I have looked in the Microsoft knowledge base but no joy
>and nothing anywhere else either.
><tip> type="testing accessibility" author="Julian Scarlett" If you're
>looking to check if your pages are compliant to at least WCAG level A and
>want to see what happens if you turn off javascript,
><strong><em>don't</strong></em>use Opera. It doesn't follow the DOM model as
>other browsers do and it's better to use a gecko based browser such as NS6.2
>or Mozilla (0.9+) to get a better picture.</tip>
>thanks people
>btw just been browsing the archives and it feels kinda cosy to be back ;-)
>Julian Scarlett
>Web Design & Document Management System Officer
>Education Directorate
>Sheffield City Council
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