The only way that ActiveX would be required is if you are sending your e-mail in HTML mode AND the receiver has their browser set to "Prompt" for ActiveX. Sending e-mail as an HTML file opens the receiver to vulnerabilites. Try sending it as "text only" and there shouldn't be a problem. If you're using Outlook Express try changing it to "text" like this:
Open Outlook Express, then click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Options" from the menu. When that loads, click on the "Send" button. When that opens, in the "Mail Sending Format" section, place a dot/tick in the "Text" box. Do the same for the "News Sending Format", then click on "apply", then OK.
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Hope this helps.
I'm hearing complaints from e-correspondents that a warning about "ActiveX" appears before they open an email from me. I didn't realize ActiveX was on my Dell Inspiron 4100 computer, and I don't like the negative reactions I'm getting because of these warnings on their computers. How do I set ActiveX so that this won't happen?
It seems, in one case, to be related to the standard signature line on my emails, which includes a live link to my website.
browser: Netscape 5.0 (Windows XP)