Hyperlink Blocked in Microsoft® Outlook
What are the causes because of which hyperlinks in Microsoft Outlook e-mails are blocked?
Sometimes when you get an e-mail in Microsoft Outlook that contains a hyperlink, they mightÂ either get a message saying “Microsoft Office has identified a potentialÂ security concern in Outlook or the link will not work and appears to be blocked. Most of the time, the e-mails that are received in Microsoft Outlook which contain hyperlinks to the web cannot be opened. Sometimes, it can also be the case that when you receive HTML messages, the hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook is blocked due to some security issues. You may also have difficulty in accessing the e-mails that you receive. This block causes several operations to fail that create lots of problems to the users regarding sending and receiving e-mails.
Following are the causes and tips to fix the issues when the hyperlinks in Microsoft Outlook e-mails are blocked:
- Block Images
- Disable the Hyperlink warning
- Adjust the Blocked external settings
Disable the Hyperlink Warning
The problem is mostly related to the hyperlink warnings that show that the hyperlink is blocked. You need to disable the hyperlink warning for which you must create a new
registry sub key. In the 'Run' box, type 'regedit' and then click 'OK. In the registry editor, locate the registry keys. Click the 'Registry Sub Key', point to 'New' on the 'Edit' menu, and then click 'Key'. You need to type 'Security' and press 'Enter' and follow the instructions that appear.
Adjust the Blocked External Settings
The block of hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook can be controlled by adjusting the blocked external context settings. Click on 'Tools' in the Microsoft Outlook interface and then choose 'Options' where you need to select 'Security' and then click the 'Change Automatic Download Settings' menu. The block may be caused due to the security features in Microsoft Outlook or due to the URL that is copied to another e-mail.
When you open an e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook, you may find that the images are blocked. This is to prevent the sender from identifying your computer. The block is caused due to the presence of suspicious external content in the images. However, the block causes several issues like you may not be able to send the pictures as they are blocked or you may not be able to attach any files.
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