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Hyper-links no longer work open in Internet Explorer through Outlook Express



When email is received with links embedded, I used to just click on the link to open Internet Explorer 8 with the address. Now I must copy and paste. How can I fix?



The following steps will reset Internet Explorer back to defaults and make it the default browser for embedded links:


  1. With Outlook Express closed, open Internet Explorer and click Tools, then Internet Options
  2. Choose the Programs tab and then click the Make Default button at the top of the window
  3. Now choose the Advanced tab and then click the Reset… button at the bottom of the window
  4. Click Reset to the pop-up window and then Close when it is finished
  5. Close Internet Explorer and test links in Outlook Express


Update: Wanted to also suggest trying this automatic fix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823301



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