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IE 9 has fouled up my Windows Mail!

by midela / May 14, 2011 2:14 AM PDT

Hi out There! I am a "Newbie", so please help me as best you can!
Ever since I installed IE9, because of following my Windows Updates last week, I can't read my emails properly. The pictures don't show, unless I click on a browser, and not all emails have that, so I frequently get stuck, because I can't see the pictures.<div>Also, the font on my emails has changed, and now it looks different, not pleasingly so.
I normally use Google chrome as my browser. I just want to be able to view my emails the way I did BEFORE I allowed this update and the install of IE9.
Do I NEED this IE9?
Thanks in advance, for your assistance!

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You do not need IE9...
by John.Wilkinson / May 14, 2011 4:01 AM PDT

However IE9 does offer several benefits, from performance and security to standards support. Most websites are incorporating HTML5 and CSS3 into their designs, so users of older browsers will receive a reduced experience. The content should still be displayed if the website's designed properly, but it will increasingly "not look right" when compared to IE9, Firefox 4, Chrome, Safari 5, et cetera.

That said, you can choose to uninstall IE9, which will automatically restore IE7/IE8 (whichever you had previously). In addition, you can continue using Chrome, which will give you the befits of the latest standards while not encountering the limitations of the old version of Internet Explorer.

Hope this helps,

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What about the Font Change?
by midela / May 15, 2011 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: You do not need IE9...

I appreciate your reply, thanks! I do have a question about the appearance change, in the font, at the top of an email, when I open it. It is now in bold black, and larger than before. Any idea why it looks different? Should I be concerned?
Also, if I am to understand your info. on your reply, am I ok to to continue to use Chrome? Is there any advantage to switching to Bing?

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Explorer 9 dud
by sandrasmac / June 7, 2011 12:27 PM PDT

I had this problem also. I un-installed the Explorer 9 update and it all went back to normal. It did however corrupt my attachment PDFs I have been sending out and it has not fixed this problem. I therefore need to use hotmail to get my PDFs out. Not sure if this is caused by installing Explorer 9 but too much of a coincidence for my liking. I use Chrome and find it better anyway. Dont need E9.

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Safe to remove IE 9?
by midela / June 7, 2011 2:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Explorer 9 dud

Hi there!
Thanks for your reply! I'm a little nervous about the "corrupt PDF's." I think I'll try un-installing it anyway.

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your assistance
by Patronage188 / June 7, 2011 5:29 PM PDT

well good sir, you might want to check your BIOS for up-to-date your antivirus software for your mouse and your monitor & you may want to download a new graphics card to help with the GUI fuctionality of your windows mail....

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Sorry to note ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 7, 2011 5:36 PM PDT
In reply to: your assistance

but all of these (litterally all points) seem totally nonsense.


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Please? Specific help with Vuze and itunes?
by midela / June 8, 2011 1:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry to note ...

Hi! So, I don't really understand what "Patronage 188" was talking about, as I said, I'm a "Newbie" to this stuff!

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Never mind.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 8, 2011 6:35 AM PDT

Neither did I.

Maybe if you could sum up your problems again, you'd get better help.


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MY advice not to use IE
by GODhack / June 10, 2011 2:37 AM PDT

MY advice not to use IE

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Your Reasons Why Not?
by midela / June 10, 2011 4:17 AM PDT

Thanks for your reply! Can you please tell me, why I SHOULD un-install it? I am nervous about it screwing up PDF files to be sent, if I un-install it.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 4:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Your Reasons Why Not?

He doesn't talk about IE9 (as opposed to IE8). He says to not use IE at all. He prefers Firefox and Chrome because they run under Linux also and he's a Linux expert.

Installing, uninstalling or using a browser shouldn't have any effect on corrupting files to be sent.


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by GODhack / June 10, 2011 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Misunderstanding.

You explained everything instead of me..., but made one big mistake.
This is not related to Linux at all.

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In that case ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 6:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

feel free to answer the question yourself. It was "Can you please tell me, why I SHOULD un-install it ".

It's a bad question, because you didn't say that. You just said "not use IE". You'll agree with me, I think, that totally uninstalling IE in Windows is not advisable, because some Microsoft sites (like windowsupdate) need it.
But you might feel like answering the question "Why not use IE?".


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