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In the last week, clicking on links from within Outlook email messages stopped working. The links appear clickable, but clicking them doesn't do anything.

How do I fix this?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted
  • Is it possible the target of these links is being changed to blocked: by security settings somewhere, and thus nothing is happening? Try checking your security options in Outlook to make sure this isn't happening.

  • Open up a Start->Run box and type in some URL. Make sure it actually opens up a browser to that address. If not, something is swallowing up these requests; try resetting your default browser.

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Your second suggestion was it - this has nothing to do with Outlook. Running a URL from Start->Run doesn't work. The default is Chrome, but the problem is a bit different:… – ripper234 Jun 17 '10 at 10:21

I also have a problem with links not working on Outlook 2003. I have IE 8 on Windows 7. IE 8 is my default browser and typing urls in Start -> Run does go to the url.

When I click on a link an in Outlook email a new IE session fires up but it just goes to the default home page, and not the url in the link.

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