"I tried using OE to see if it would work" -- somehow I typed IE in that sentence. You know what I mean.
About a month ago, the IE feature ''send page'' as an e-mail stopped working. Over the years I've used that feature DAILY to send articles to friends with my notes. I do NOT want to send the page as an ''attachment'' or send only a URL. I want to send the entire page as an e-mail as I've always done for years now. There's no reason I shouldn't be able to.
But, starting about a month ago, suddenly Outlook will only let me send as an attachment and even Outlook Express will only let me send as a URL. (I tried using IE just to see if it would work.) On my company computer this feature still works fine, but on my home computer it's suddenly invalid.
The error message I get is "the current document can not be sent as mail. Would you like to send a short cut instead? (Outlook Express) or sometimes in Outlook the e-mail message opens up as empty but the page is already made into an attachment. I do not want this! I want the page INSIDE the e-mail message as it always has been.
I use Windows XP Pro, IE 6, Outlook 2003, and OE 6, using a computer I built myself almost a year ago. SOMETHING has changed. I had downloaded the usual Windows and Office patches and updates around that time, so I suspect something Microsoft slipped in my computer has now broken that IE feature. I did a system restore back to the earliest date I could but to no avail.
Anyone else encounter this or have any ideas? I'm fairly knowledgeable about computers and software -- I build my own computers and have done so for friends too. But, this one stumps me. I saw one reference to someone else having this problem in the news groups, but the suggestion was to try disabling firewall and anti-virus. I did that temporarily, but problem still persisted. I do think it has something to do with a mis-guided security update or patch.
I am willing to edit the registry if I have to and I love that feature so much I'm thinking about reformatting my hard drive if I have to and starting over.
And plese, no Linux or Mac remarks. Only Firefox remarks if Firefox has a feature that actually sends the page inside message and not just a URL or attachment, OK? I want helpful suggestions, this is not an excuse to say why I shouldn't be using Microsoft products. Believe me, I bash Microsoft with the best of them -- but I just want this feature to work again. Thanks.