Hyperlink Issues With Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the issues that occurs when hyperlinks stops working in Outlook Express?
Outlook Express is an e-mail client which is included in the IE4 and IE6 versions. Outlook Express would handle the basics of Internet mail including an address book, HTTP mail accounts, user created folders, message rules and support for IMAP, POP3, etc. Outlook Express not only handle Internet mail but also various Internet activities. Outlook Express would help to create e-mail messages but only when the program requests it to do so. An Outlook Express is intended for use on a single system but it is possible to store its messages and settings on a server. There might arise various problems with Outlook Express like the hyperlinks are visible with the Outlook express but that are not working. This might happen due to various reasons. You might not be able to access the WebPages and necessary contents when hyperlinks stops working in Outlook Express.
Following are the reasons due to why the hyperlinks are not working in Outlook Express and the tips to resolve them:
- Antivirus Software is preventing links from opening
- Default Browser is not set correctly
- Windows File Association for web pages could be wrong
Antivirus Software is preventing links from opening
The antivirus softwares installed in your computer may disable the automatic redirecting features of the hyperlink. The commonly used antiviruses, anti spam, pop-up blocker, etc are the causes behind these hyperlinks deactivate issues in Outlook Express. It might also arise if you do any updates within the antivirus. These updates would disable the hyperlinks in Outlook Express. To solve this problem, you can disable or change the settings of your antivirus program and check whether the links are working or not.
Default Browser is not set correctly
The changed default browser settings are the other reason for not working of hyperlinks Outlook Express. You could solve this by selecting the default browser from control panel. You need to open the Internet options, then select your favorite browser programs from the list and apply that as default. Then open that browser and click 'Yes' to the prompted message. After that you can check the hyperlink with the Outlook Express and you will see that the hyperlink is working properly.
The files on the Windows Operating System need to know which application to run and open, this is made possible by the Windows File Association. These file association would sometimes be change dramatically and would lead to hyperlink redirecting problems with Outlook Express. The reason behind this would be registry corruption or problem with Windows File Association. You need to take necessary steps to remove the corrupted registry entries to resolve this issue.
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