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    Sending Mail on behalf of me (O2k2, winXP)

    Good morning, Ive run into this problem this morning (twice.. trying to make it happen the second time [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] and im stuck.
    On a website, I was filling in a form and clicked submit. it popped up a dialog and said "this form is submitted by email, if a window pops up asking you if you want to send it via email, click OK" so I clicked OK and sure enough another dialog popped up asking me if I wanted to do this. I clicked OK again, and then everything seemed to sort of stop.
    I tried ctrl-alt-del to bring up the task manager, and it seems that task manager hung. I called it up again (now I had two performance monitors in the system tray) and clicked shutdown. It started to shut everything down, and hidden behind all the other windows was another dialog box from Outlook that said (something like) "Email is being sent on your behalf, do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should select no"
    I couldnt really DO anything. I couldnt click anywhere, the performance monitor screen was stuck, there was nothing happening and I ended up holding down my power button to restart the system.

    I went back and did it a second time, knowing it was going to happen, to see if maybe I could click YES or NO or HELP or ANYTHING, but it was locked up tight and I had to cold-boot once again.

    Has anyone else run across this yet? is there a way around it?
    Thanks
    Mark

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    Re: Sending Mail on behalf of me (O2k2, winXP)

    This is going to sound silly, but I can just about guarantee it will fix it. Are you using IE? Updated it lately? Or not? What you need to do is set your options to tell IE what your e-mail program is. To do this: In IE6 click on Tools/Internet Options (it will be a bit different if you have another version). Click on Programs tab and select your email program. It usually defaults to Outlook Express. this should do it. Hope this helps

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    Re: Sending Mail on behalf of me (O2k2, winXP)

    It sounds as though the site was running an ActiveX program that tries to automate Outlook. Why should they expect you to trust them to do that? There are plenty of other ways to submit information. This seems like a very bad way to go about it. You should complain. Ask for a big credit. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sending Mail on behalf of me (O2k2, winXP)

    Yeah it sounds pretty dumb to me, too... Im going to turn it over to an underling to do, maybe it wont have this issue running 2kpro or 98se.

    Thanks for the insight
    Mark

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    Re: Sending Mail on behalf of me (O2k2, winXP)

    the warning is from Ol2002's security - because the mailto call was from outside outlook, i think it's normal. I've seen it on some other sites that use form submittal via email.

    did you try using alt-tab to cycle the dialog to the front? if you can see it in the alt-tab screen as 'in focus', you can hit enter even if it's not in the front and the button might work. This trick works on other buttons, but i'm not sure this dialog defaults to the yes button.

    I thought there was something at slipstick.com about the dialog being hidden - the latest service packs may correct it.

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