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suegy

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I use Outlook Express for my email, but on my laptop computer I cannot get online on Internet Explorer, so I can only surf the internet using Mozilla Firefox. Is there a way I can click on a link in an Outlook Express email and have it open up in Firefox?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!

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Major Payne

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Have you set Firefox as your default browser?

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Regardless of your 'default browser' setting, Outlook Express will only open links in Internet Explorer because of the way both these applications are linked within the operating system -- since both IE and OE are Microsoft applications, the close integration of the two was intentional and inevitable. Despite having had to bow to a few legal challenges, Microsoft was allowed to get away with that one.
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Yes, Firefox is the default browser.

Thanks for the info - I was wondering if there was something with the Outlook Express and Internet Explorer that worked together like that, but thought I would ask anyway.

Thanks again.
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Sorry, Keith, but I use OE from time to time and 99% of the time, when I click a link in one of OE's emails, it opens in Firefox which is my default browser. Occasionally, the link coding causes the page to open IE, but not often. I just double checked this again and it opened in FF. I do have "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not my default browser" unchecked on Internet Options' Program tab.

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 20 July 2007 - 01:54 PM.

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This problem was solved by the new update edition FF v. 2.0.0.5 set as default browser. If that still won't work try a clean uninstalling and reinstalling or use SetBrowser (see Google link)!
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