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    Little Boxes (2002)

    A lot of banner ads (I believe they are gifs the property option is unavailable) show up as empty red boxes with little red x's in the
    corner and a short line of text for whatever is supposed to be advertised. I
    see this in IE6 also. I have been through Langa's Browsertune and I pass
    with flying colors.

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    Re: Little Boxes (2002)

    Is it possible that you are running some kind of "pop-up stopper" that also blocks banner ads? I don't think this is built in to IE 6, but since Outlook uses IE to render HTML mail, an add-on or plug-in to IE 6 is definitely to be suspected.

    Also, if you View Source on the message, and search for .gif, you should be able to confirm the nature of the missing graphics. And the domains, which might also be helpful.

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    Re: Little Boxes (2002)

    You want banner ads <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15>

    Maybe all those who take steps to block them, could club together and forward the surplus ones to you <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Then again, things would get pretty dull if we were all wired the same <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="blue">TimOz</font>
    <img src=/S/flags/Finland.gif border=0 alt=Finland width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18>

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    Re: Little Boxes (2002)

    I did try a pop up blocker once, I didn't block anything and i get lots and lots of pop ups. Occasionaly a pop up pops up with a 404 error message. I get Lockergnome windows edition everyday. About half the time I get the upper banner ad and half the time I get a little red box. This is one I can read (from view source):
    <html><head>
    Not much different, is it?

    The text in the box says download an e-book today.

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    Re: Little Boxes (2002)

    It's not so much as i want them. It's just that i want everything to work perfectly. <img src=/S/cloud9.gif border=0 alt=cloud9 width=25 height=23>

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