How can I enable hyperlinks in NYTimes eMail using Outlook or Outlook Connector?

twood73 December 18, 2010
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A recent change, the links in “some” eMails do not work. Specifically, the NYT eMail links appear to be converted to plain text (black type instead of blue) & are inactive when using Gateway M520 / Windows XP Pro 32-bit / Outlook 2007 / Outlook Connector to access my Hotmail account.

The hperlinks in the same NYT eMail when accessed using my HP / Windows 7 64-bit / Outlook 2007 / Outlook Connector are active.

I have tried turning off all settings in Avast (temporarily) in case it was converting the links to plain text. Every available setting in Outlook experimented with. Changed default browser from Google Chrome to Internet Explorer and tried different settings in IE. Edited URL file associations for IE. Re registered all regsvr32_Shdocvw.dll files. Experimented with MyComputer/tools/folder options/Files/ URL hyper…/advanced/.. ..

Any insightful suggestions?

  1. Aibek
    December 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Hey twood73,

    Did you try the tips recommended by Mike? Let us know.


  2. Mike Nickerson
    December 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Windows 2000/XP

    To make web pages open again when you click links in emails using Windows XP and earlier:

    * Make sure neither Outlook Express nor Internet Explorer are open.
    * Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
    * Click Internet Options.
    * If you do not see Internet Options right away, click Network and Internet Connections before.
    * Go to the Programs tab.
    * Make sure Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser is checked.
    * Click OK.
    * Close Internet Explorer.
    * Re-open Internet Explorer.
    * Click Yes when asked Internet Explorer asks "Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?"
    * If Internet Explorer does not ask:
    * Close Internet Explorer
    * Select My Computer from the Start menu.
    * Choose Tools | Folder Options... from the menu.
    * Go to the File Types tab.
    * Highlight (NONE) URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol.
    * Click Advanced.
    * Highlight open.
    * Click Remove.
    * Click Yes.
    * Click OK.
    * Now click Close.
    * Start Internet Explorer.

    NOTE: If you use a browser other than Internet Explorer, start it & make sure it is the default browser.

    (Internet Explorer users)
    If the above does not work for you, try this:
    * Now select Run... from the Start menu.
    * Type "iexplore /rereg".
    * Click OK.

    OR...if that fails, continue with the following. --> Proceed very CAUTIOUSLY, though.

    * Select Run... from the Start menu.
    * Type "regsvr32 urlmon.dll".
    * Click OK.
    * Click OK again.
    * Repeat the Start | Run... procedure with the following commands in this order, checking after each for returning function:
    * "regsvr32 shdocvw.dll"
    * "regsvr32 mshtml.dll"
    * "regsvr32 browseui.dll"

    Best of luck & hope it helped you out :)

    • Aibek
      December 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      Hey Mike, thanks for the input!