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email link causes multiple windows

OE6, IE6

Clicking on an email link on a web page in IE6 brings up multiple 'page cannot be displayed' IE windows one after another in quick succession. Any suggestions?

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IE errors

You haven't said if the is a one off case - all you say is "AN email link" therefore how many and which links.
Until then try selecting "disable script debugging" in internet option/advanced

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re email link causes multiple windows


I click on 'any' email link in explorer that would normally bring up my OE6 'new message' but I get this rush of IE windows opening one on top of the other. About 30 or 40 of them before I can stop it. This time I "disable script debugging" in internet option/advanced and I get an error message ..

"could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed"

I realise I have installed Mozilla and Thunderbird and that I keep having to check OE 'options' make this the default mail application which keeps disabling all the time. I've also tried unchecking the the Thunderbird options, general, use Thunderbird as default mail application.

I've just now checked IE Options, Programs, and checked IE should check to see whether it is the default browser. This caused a brief IE freeze with no multiple windows occurance. Mozilla Firefox Options, General, under Default Browser, the 'Firefox should check to see if it is the default browser when starting' is left unchecked also.

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re email link causes multiple windows

...also notice I have no E-mail client in the Internet Options, Programs Tab, under internet Programs. Space is blank.

Under Newsgroups I have Outlook Expess with the option of Mozilla Thunderbird.

Under HTML Editor I have OpenOffice 1.9.79

The same error (Multiple windows) occurs in Mozilla Thunderbird also. Any web page email link, either a given email address or just a "Email us at" link.

Please help.

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Sounds like you got in a right old mess - perhaps it would be better just reinstalling the lot of them - backup your mail data base first. Otherwise you may just dig yourself in a deeper hole!
When I say "lot" i just mean OE and mozilla.
Uninstall mozilla
then OE
reinstall OE and setup your accounts again
see if in works with just IE if so - then install mozilla last

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re Re-install????


I think I might have a dud installation from the pc shop who put this system together for me. Tell me, should you have in winxp, in Add-Remove Programs a Microsoft IE program that, like win98se my last OS, there was a repair option as well as a remove option?

I don't have IE listed under currently installed programs. Should it be there?

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re Re-install


Finally sorted that one out, bit of a mess alright. Needed to repair windows from the cd. Windows repairer found that windows was damaged. I think it's been 'damaged' from the time I picked it up new. Now AVG recommends a re-install because that is now damaged ...and so it goes. What else!!?

Thanks for the help

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add/move window components!

Seems you have found where it is in winxp - but i never intended you to reinstall IE just outlook express (OE) and mozilla. As you say in 98 you could do a repair of IE but IE comes embedded in XP.
Good luck,

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