What is ActiveX?

  Springheel 14:46 31 Jan 2004
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I subscibe to a newsletter from a travel company and eveytime I receive an email from them and try to open it I get the message 'Your computer is not configured to run ActiveX and the message may not display properly'. Can someone explain what ActiveX is and what do I need to do to change my computer settings so not to get this error message.

  Gongoozler 15:17 31 Jan 2004

ActiveX is briefly described here click here and here click here. In Internet Explorer, to enable ActiveX, click on Tools - Internet Options - Security - Custom level. In my system the following are selected.

Download signed ActiveX controls - Prompt.

Download unsigned ActiveX controls - Disable.

Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe - Disable.

Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins - Enable

Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting - Enable

  alan227 17:02 31 Jan 2004
  Springheel 17:18 31 Jan 2004

Thanks for everyones help

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