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    IE 8 is displaying a Script Error only when I view one websites email. I've disabled script debugging and display notification about every script error is unticked. Neither of those settings stop the error from appearing each and every day. I no longer can view the page wether I choose Yes or No when asked if I want to continue viewing scripts on the page. The error message re-appears every 2 seconds.

    What else can I do to stop the error from appearing?


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    Have you tried running IE8 in compatibility mode?
    Have you tried another browser?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Neither of those settings stop the error from appearing each and every day. I no longer can view the page wether I choose Yes or No when asked if I want to continue viewing scripts on the page. The error message re-appears every 2 seconds.
    This sounds different than the usual script error message. Can you post a screen shot of it, or list the exact text?

    If this is a webmail site, the problem may come from an advertising script. There are many ways to deal with intrusive advertising scripts, either with add-ons or with placing ad servers in the restricted sites list. Of course, it may be difficult to investigate the source of the problem if you can't get rid of the dialog long enough to poke around under the covers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    Have you tried running IE8 in compatibility mode?
    Have you tried another browser?

    cheers, Paul
    Now that's an idea. I'll try it and see if it helps but that's just a temporar solution, a permanent one's preferred.

    I do run Firefox, but I would have to change my default browser just to read one email.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    This sounds different than the usual script error message. Can you post a screen shot of it, or list the exact text?

    If this is a webmail site, the problem may come from an advertising script. There are many ways to deal with intrusive advertising scripts, either with add-ons or with placing ad servers in the restricted sites list. Of course, it may be difficult to investigate the source of the problem if you can't get rid of the dialog long enough to poke around under the covers...
    The exact error message is:

    IE Script Error - An error has occurred in the script on this page.

    Line: 490 Char: 1 Error: Object expected Code: 0 URL: MHTML.MID://00000024/

    Do you want to continue running scripts on this page? It makes no difference if I select Yes or No or X out of the message. It returns every 2 seconds making the message unviewable.

    My email client is Outlook Express 6 and the sender is the Daily Digest from another Forum.

    I hope this helps you Jasher, figure this head scratching problem out.

    Thank you for your valuable assistance in this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    This sounds different than the usual script error message. Can you post a screen shot of it, or list the exact text?

    If this is a webmail site, the problem may come from an advertising script. There are many ways to deal with intrusive advertising scripts, either with add-ons or with placing ad servers in the restricted sites list. Of course, it may be difficult to investigate the source of the problem if you can't get rid of the dialog long enough to poke around under the covers...
    This is a post script to my earlier post to you. I received the digest this morning from the other lounge and noticed that it doesn't open in IE, it's visible only via Outlook Express. The situation has gotten worse, I could not close OE because the errror message would not let me, I had to resort to Task Manger.

    At the top of the OE page it reads: Unicode (UTF-8), which I mention in case it may have a bearing on the issue. Also the error number seems to change, if I'm not mistaken, todays error lists the Line as 77.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    My email client is Outlook Express 6 and the sender is the Daily Digest from another Forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I received the digest this morning from the other lounge and noticed that it doesn't open in IE, it's visible only via Outlook Express.
    Please immediately disable scripting in Outlook Express!! It is a universal security recommendation that you should not let HTML email messages run scripts or active content such as Flash or other ActiveX controls.

    This article is for older versions of OE, because scripting is disabled by default in OE6, but it might help: OLEXP: How to Disable Active Scripting in Outlook Express.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    Please immediately disable scripting in Outlook Express!! It is a universal security recommendation that you should not let HTML email messages run scripts or active content such as Flash or other ActiveX controls.

    This article is for older versions of OE, because scripting is disabled by default in OE6, but it might help: OLEXP: How to Disable Active Scripting in Outlook Express.
    The article your link lead me too did not help, it stated at the beginning that it did not apply to my OS and to visit the Windows XP Solution Center. I did that and instituted a search for disabling scripts in OE and it found no document to match my query.

    Therefore if you can point me some document or article that would tell me how to disable Scripting, it would be much appreciated. I never realized that something that seems to be as simple as disabling scripting would be so difficult to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    The article your link lead me too did not help, it stated at the beginning that it did not apply to my OS and to visit the Windows XP Solution Center.
    That article was linked from an article on OE6. The approach described in that article -- setting HTML to be read in the Restricted Zone rather than the Internet Zone -- also is the same approach used in Outlook 2002-2003. Did they change the dialogs that radically in OE6? I don't have time to Google this for you.

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    Jscher, I did try to Google for a solution. Guess I just asked the wrong question or didn't phrase it correctly. I'll try again and see if I can meet with better success. I always try to help myself before posting.

    Thanks anyway.

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