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click on link doesnt work

by Dittoman1 / March 8, 2007 3:47 AM PST

If clicking the link on website nor email dont work...what could that be??
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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2007 3:50 AM PST
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm writes "When you click a hyperlink in an e-mail message or on a Web page, or right-click a hyperlink on a Web page and then click Open in New Window, you may experience one or more of the following issues:

* Nothing happens"...
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Just so you're aware
by jackson dougless / March 8, 2007 4:09 AM PST

Clicking on links in email messages is a very BAD idea. It's easy for spammers, and other types of con artists to make a link that looks like it's going to one place, when it's really going to another. Some of them will even go so far as to create a very convincing looking website asking for information you shouldn't give out.

It's more work, but you should manually copy and paste links from email messages into the browser. And ideally you wouldn't be using Internet Explorer, which has many serious security issues, that only serve to increase your risk of something bad happening from clicking on some random link.

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