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Fix Windows® Live Mail Links Not Working Error

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What are the causes that the links in Windows Live Mail not working and how to fix?

Windows Live Mail is one of the most widely used e-mail program. This is found to be shipped with the Windows Vista. You could use the e-mail services like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! etc in the Windows Mail. It has got new and improved search bar and a phishing filter to block all types of non genuine mails and messages. You would be able to view, send and receive mails by make using this Windows Mail program. There are chances that Windows Mail would block the links present in the mails. You cold not be able to links for reading the mail. This would be due to many reasons. It might be due to security features present in the Windows Mail. Antivirus interference would also cause not opening of links. If the Internet Explorer is not set as default browser, you could not open the links in Windows Live Mail. So, you need to open Control Panel and take Internet Options. In that, you need to make sure that Internet Explorer is the default browser.

Below given points are the tips to solve the not opening of links in Windows Live Mail:

  • Unblock the mail
  • Check for antivirus
  • Check Windows Live Mail

Unblock the mail

Windows Live Mail would block the mails by spam filter. It would treat that e-mail as phishing mails. If you enable Windows Live Mail to block all the links present in that mail, it will continue and may create links not opening error. But if you are sure that, the mail is genuine, you could open the links in that. In order to do that you would open the message firstly. After that you need to go to Information bar. In that you need to click the option Unblock. This would solve the not opening of links in Windows Mail.

Check for antivirus

It is seen that some of the antivirus software would cause not opening of links in the Windows Live Mail. In order to find that, you would firstly disable antivirus and then check if you could open the links present in mails. If you could find antivirus is the reason for not opening links, it would be better to uninstall that antivirus and try to install an antivirus compatible to Windows Live Mail.

Check Windows Mail

You need to make sure that Windows Live Mail present in the system is working properly. There would not be any corruption. If by some means the program gets corrupted, it would not function well. After that, you could not open the links present in the mails. There are chances that threat causing virus would damage the Windows Live Mail program and corruption would occur. If the program is corrupted, you need to uninstall that and try to use the new version of Windows Live Mail.

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