oldfart9 17:08 04 Nov 2008

after many years being able to connect to sites through direct links in Email messages I am suddenly unable to do so. Keep getting message = "Operation cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact system administrator".

I am a simple lad and have tried everything I know (admittedly not much more than removing the parental block our children having their own machines now.

Is there anyone out there who in simple words who can tell me what I'm missing.

  Rahere 17:35 04 Nov 2008

Looks as if your PC has higher security settings now - Have you installed or upgraded any programs on your PC recently?

For email you might read this - could be as simple as resetting IE

"To Reset Web settings
Open Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the Programs tab, and then click the Reset Web Settings button.
Under Internet programs, verify that the correct e-mail program is selected.
Click to select the Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser check box.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

If you receive a message when Internet Explorer starts telling you that IE is not currently your default browser, click Yes to make it your default."

there's more advice here:
click here

  oldfart9 15:22 05 Nov 2008

Many thanks Rahere - problem solved. Still don't why it happened in the first place but you solved the problem.

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