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Clicking on links

emails received sometime include links to websites which i might like to view. When i click on the address all i get is a 'clunk' sound. Cd this be due to my security settings, they are set to low. I am able to retype the address in to my browser and get through no problem.
Also may I ask another? When i open my email window it always opens in minimised form. There must be a way to instruct it to open full screen??

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clicking on inks

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Thanks for your reply. I the window opens in half screen. My email is BT Yahoo. with windows IE7.
I tried the 'links' info but still no success. I cdnt post this reply without going back through the CNET website then the forum.

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You can't always trust those links to be to trustworthy sites. There have been several bugs in IE, which will affect programs like Outlook Express, where a person is able to hide a redirected URL. So a person THINKS that they're going to a site like PayPal, the address bar might even say, but you'll really be on some other site designed to steal bank account information.

There could be all manner of other hidden payloads in those links, so the best thing to do is absolutely NEVER click on them.

If you want to go to a site via some link in an email message, the safest thing to do, is copy and paste the address into the web browser manually. It's more effort, but considerably safer.

If you insist on risking your computer's security by using Internet Explorer, then you should be using some basic security measures to make the scammer's job more difficult.

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thanks. disabled my pop up blocker in Yahoo and links now work. I'll take your advice re the danger of clicking on links and always paste.I cdnt even copy and paste when the links were not working>

Thanks again to all who replied.

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I had Yahoo ( & have 2 free ones

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Of the latter, yesterday, I deleted 2 spam sites from both. From legitimate sites you know, if it is a hyperlink, it may work but I have html at AOL, so when I use a site, it is converted to plain text and and that is what I receive. had links that looked like: =3D and there isn't a http://3D site! I'd also see a lot of =20's. Send and recieve in plain text. If this turns a hyperlink, I will change it back: No, it is not. There are two good reasons why not. 1] ALL ISP's can read plain text. 2] MORE IMPORTANTLY, there a a liklier chance of sending viruses with plain text. I had Computer Associates AV. They corrected me on one html letter I sent and that is what they said. Darrell L.

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