Learn why e-mail links in Microsoft® Outlook is not working
What are links? What are the reasons due to which links may not work in Microsoft Outlook? Get tips to fix the issue
Microsoft Outlook is a multipurpose personal management software provided by Microsoft. It comes with a package known as Microsoft Office. Microsoft Outlook help to send/ receive e-mails and keep a backup copy of the incoming mail in your inbox. It automatically downloads mails to your inbox. You can access those mails even if you are not connected to Internet for a while. It also helps to archive e-mails and you don’t need to delete the old unwanted e-mails which are forwarded to your inbox. However, there are some issues which may exist with Microsoft Outlook. You might face some issues like Microsoft Outlook hangs for a while on operating, or nothing happened while you are clicking the links which was forwarded to your mail. There are some common reasons for all these issues. You can fix all such problems if you are strictly following the instructions provided by the software vendor.
The following explains the reasons due to which links in Microsoft Outlook may not work, and some tips to fix the issue:
- Resetting your browser
- Registering Windll files
- Resetting the URL file types
Resetting your browser
Resetting your default browser would help to resolve almost all the issues with links. For doing that, first go to Start/Run and click set ‘Program Access and Defaults’ and this will make Internet Explorer as your default browser. Then go to the Tools/ Internet options/ then go to the programs tab. Then click the 'Make default' button in that window. After completing this steps restart your computer.
Registering Windll files
Some issues can be fixed by registering Windll files. If the issues are due to the corrupted dll files, you can fix it by registering those files again. Click Start/ Run and type regsvr32 space and the name of the dll file that you are going to register. After that click ‘OK’ and restart your computer. After performing this step check whether the issue is resolved or not.
If your hyperlinks seems still broken open ‘My computer’ go to ‘Tools’ menu and choose ‘Folder option’ and go to the ‘File types’. Then scroll down and choose Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and move to Internet Explorer. At the end of that file name add a space and %1. After this restart the computer. If the issue still exists, you have to contact the vendor to fix it.
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