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    ActiveX (2000)

    After having a problem accessing secure sites with IE5.5 started after using it without problem for a good year or so, I resolved it by updating to IE6. Since then I get an error when I try to read some HTML messages: "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result this page may not display correctly." And, in fact, some images do not display unless I click the forward button.

    I have tried different ActiveX settings but nothing so far has resolved this problem.

    Thanks,

    Gerry

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    Re: ActiveX (2000)

    For security reasons, you should not change your settings to allow ActiveX programs to run inside HTML mail. That said, the most likely reason that you get the message is (1) e-mail messages open in the Restricted Zone, and (2) the settings for the Restricted Zone prevent ActiveX programs from running. True?

    I'm not sure why the images would display when you click forward. Can you post the code from one of the problem messages?

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    Re: ActiveX (2000)

    I'm not sure if the config for this is the same in IE6 as in 5x, but if you really want to change this try: Tools | Internet Options | Security Tab. Click "Internet" zone, then the Custom button.

    But the prior post is right on the mark, you probably do not want to enable this. It opens a wide door into your system.

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    Re: ActiveX (2000)

    Thanks for your reply. I puzzled because until recently I was able to view all of the images in HTML messages. The settings for the Restricted Zone are set to prevent ActiveX programs from running, but there are not sites listed there. The settings for the Internet Zone have Run ActiveX controls and plugins set to Enable. I do update Norton AntiVirus weekly and have it set to scan my email. And I use Black Ice Defender as well.

    Here is the code from a daily newsletter from a local TV station:
    <html>

    <head>
    <title>nbc10-newfront</title>

    </head>

    <body topmargin="1" leftmargin="1" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
    <table BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"
    width="411" marginheight="0" align="center" bordercolor="#000066">
    <tr>
    <td height="49" COLSPAN="5" valign="baseline" align="left"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.site65.com/direct/IBC_C_A_F">
    </a><a target="_parent" href="http://www.nbc10.com/apps/gx.cgi/ipscs?pagename=FutureTense/Apps/Xcelerate/Render&c=NBCArticle&cid=NBC6Z4KBMKC">
    </a> </td>
    </tr>
    <tr bgcolor="#000066">
    <td " colspan="5" valign="top" height="27">
    <p align="center"><font
    face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF" size="5">N *B
    *C *1 *0 E *-*
    N* E *W *S
    </font> </p>
    </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td WIDTH="1" valign="top" align="left" height="525" bordercolor="#FFFFFF" rowspan="2"
    bgcolor="#6666FF">* </td>
    <td align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#6666FF" height="9" colspan="3">
    <p
    align="center"><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">Tuesday, December
    18, 2001</font>
    </p>
    </td>
    <td WIDTH="3" valign="top" align="left" height="525" bordercolor="#FFFFFF" rowspan="2"
    bgcolor="#6666FF">* </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td WIDTH="194" align="center" bgcolor="#CCCCFF" height="1033" valign="top">
    <table
    width="163" height="263" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
    <td align="middle" bgColor="#ffffff" height="66">
    <table width="100%" border="1"
    cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bordercolor="#000066">
    <tr>
    <td valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#000080"></font></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>
    <p align="center">[b]<font face="Verdana" size="5">51

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    Re: ActiveX (2000)

    I didn't see any ActiveX code in what you posted, but possibly the board software stripped it out. Which images don't show?

    Hmmm... 51 degrees is awfully cold for 4:00PM. Maybe your computer is just cold? <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    The way Outlook HTML messages get into the restricted zone is through a setting in Outlook: Tools, Options, Security tab, Zone. This applies to all messages regardless of source, as far as I know.

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    Re: ActiveX (2000)

    I don't think there is supposed to be any ActiveX code in these newsletters. But what is happening is the text stories are being stripped out. I used Outlook Express 6 to retrieve my mail today and here is the code that from today's newsletter. You'll see a lot more than with yesterday's message.
    By the way, 51 degrees is about normal for this time of year here. Maybe if I light a fire under Outlook...
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>nbc10-newfront</TITLE>

    <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2712.300" name=GENERATOR>
    <STYLE></STYLE>
    </HEAD>
    <BODY bgColor=#ffffff leftMargin=1 topMargin=1 marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">
    <DIV>

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