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Rolo 04-30-2004 02:33 AM

I finally have had it! There are many times when I need to e-mail and I can't. It happens when I come across an e-mail hyperlink, that does not actually have the e-mail address typed out. It's just like, "click here to contact."

Anyway, whenever I come across these, Internet Explorer automatically assumes that I own a MSN passport account, and directs me to their page. The result: I don't get to e-mail at all b/c I don't have a MSN account and consequently never get the e-mail address either.

How do I stop IE from automatically directing me to their passport site? Or better yet, uncover the e-mail address from the hyperlink?

gnatster 04-30-2004 02:46 AM

In IE click on Tools and select Internet Options from the dropdown. In the new window that just opened up select the Programs tab. Check the text in the E-mail field. Using the dropdown arrow on the right side of the field, select your prefered e-mail program. Click on Apply, then OK, close IE and reopen to reset.

HTH,

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gnatster

Rolo 04-30-2004 03:15 AM

Thanks gnatser for the help, but I already went this way. Microsoft won't let it be done that easy; the sole option avaliable for e-mail is hotmail.

Any other options?

amanda huggenkiss 04-30-2004 04:07 AM

I just tested this option and it worked for me (ymmv), if you ctrl-click or click-and-hold on the link, a pop-up window will come up with the option "copy link to clipboard". You should (maybe) then be able to paste the address into your email app. When I just tested it, it copied the address with the prefix "mailto:" which you will need to strip out.

Hope this helps.

Rolo 04-30-2004 12:44 PM

Thanks Amanda. The ctl + click method didn't work for me...but I found out that if you right click the link and select copy shorcut, you can unconver the hidden e-mail address and paste wherever. Problem solved.

amanda huggenkiss 04-30-2004 05:10 PM

Ah. Must be Mac vs. PC :wink:


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