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Windows Update trashes Outlook Express HTTP links

by kansaidan / February 8, 2005 10:25 PM PST

I downloaded the 10 critical updates released by Microsoft yesterday and installed them. Afterwards none of my email links in Outlook Express worked.

The pointer hand locked up when I clicked a link and Outlook Express quit Responding. I did a System Restore and the problem went away.

What's up with that? Downloads from the Windows Update site shouldn't trash my OE!

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Don't use OE!
by Yew / February 8, 2005 10:59 PM PST

It's a spammer's wet dream for an email client. Not to mention great fun for all those people who write mass mailing email worms.

Try something like Mozilla Thunderbird as a replacement. And if you're using IE, grab a copy of Firefox while you're at it. Your risk of spyware, spam, and other undesirable things will drop to almost nothing as soon as you stop using IE/OE.

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Maybe its an improvement (If its a bug.. hv you find a fix?)
by Melati Hitam / February 9, 2005 2:03 AM PST

As we all know, it is best to not click any link directly from email client.. copy it then paste in the IE addressbar...

So I guess the updates doing us a favour..

If you like, you can use other than MS software for your PC... Even Windows OS is acting like a virus, it make our PC crash very often... and it invite their virus friend to invade our pc.

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