URLs in e mails are not opening in Browser

  TonyV 19:36 26 Mar 2010

I have suddenly noticed that url addresses that come along in an e mail once clicked on ring up an error message that states there is no file association with this and to go to the File options and associate it!!

What do I have to do? Typical of a url that is not opening is click here. There was another one the other day which was taking me to You Tube. The only way I could get to it was to copy it and paste it in the address bar.

XP SP3 and IE8.



  Sea Urchin 19:40 26 Mar 2010

Make sure IE8 is selected as your default browser - Tools - Internet Options - Programs

  TonyV 19:45 26 Mar 2010

You are a gem!! I have no idea what changed it except that I have been using another browser for a wee while but always insisted that it did not become my default browser, and left it with IE8. Something about the best laid plans of mice and men!!

Many thanks


  Sea Urchin 21:02 26 Mar 2010

Glad to hear that's sorted

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