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Email Links won’t Open

Thursday, November 18th, 2004 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

When I click on links in my email (Outlook Express), I can’t get Internet Explorer to open the page. The links are underlined and blue, so why won’t they work?

If you click a link and it either doesn’t come up, or you get an empty browser window with no connection, there are two common possibilities.

If you have a pop-up stopper, this can interfere with a browser window coming up, especially if you already have one open.

Now, in your browser, you should make sure that you have IE set as your default browser.

To do this, start Internet Explorer then go to View / Internet Options and select the ” Programs ” tab.


Make sure the message “Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser” is selected. If not, then check it.

Press OK and close Internet Explorer. Now the link in your email should bring up a website.

~ David

3 Responses to “Email Links won’t Open”

  1. Julia says:

    Sorry to hijack your thread, but I’m technically challenged in more ways than just below.
    Prior to forwarding my email, my links show when I hover over the link.
    When I try to forward the email, the links remove & show just text.
    Can someone please help me?

  2. Julia says:

    Sorry I am using outlook

  3. raul bayardo says:

    I cant send files after browsing like resumes wont copy or paste

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