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    ActiveX controls

    Receive message that security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. Page may not display correctly. What is ActiveX? I receive this everyt time I receive an email from the same person.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    Basically. it's a set of controls to display certain pages. Defined as :

    ActiveX
    This set of technologies from Microsoft provides tools for linking desktop applications to the World Wide Web. Using a variety of programming tools--including Java, Visual Basic, and C++--developers can create interactive Web content. For instance, ActiveX technology can allow users to view Word and Excel documents directly in a browser.

    A good place to test for ActiveX controls and the solutions to fix it , if you don't is HERE

    It will ask tou if you want to install "mhLbl Object". Click OK and follow the instructions.
    This site is also a good place to do an overall test of your browser and system. Go back to it's home page and do the tests.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    Thanks that was helpful.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    You are welcome.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    For your own security, do NOT enable ActiveX in mail messages. If you're curious what object tag is in there, you can view the source of the message. Everytime I get my monthly MSDN message from Microsoft I get that warning because some <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> composes the messages in Word with "smart tags" on things such as the names of cities (and other things I don't see why anyone would care about). But allowing objects to be instantiated in your mailbox is a one-way ticket to disaster if the object is something that can interact with your file system or collect lots of information about you. Better to tell the person to look into the cause of the problem rather than change your settings.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    E-mail clients should always be set to the Restricted Zone, and the Restricted Zone should always have High security. Message bodies are never in the My Computer zone unless you save them to the file system first.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    Good advice, thanks so much.

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    Re: ActiveX controls

    pg--

    Change Active X Settings:

    You can go to Tools>Internet Options>Security Tab and slide that lever around to your liking and get rid of that mesage. But what people don't say enough is that in reality there is no functional universal global setting that's going to work for every user on every page on every machine. Since this is determined or driven by security settings, how you set the security controls for active X depends on what you have to secure on that machine. If you have a machine with Windows, IE, apps, but no sensitive data, you can set security as low as it goes and not worry.

    You might want to try "medium" across the board and then go from there with setting them.

    If you have sensitive personal and business data, you might want to boost it higher. A lot of people have conflicts because they want to use Active X settings locally that aren't safe for scripting but they can't without disabling protection needed for the net. Here's A Workaround:

    Workaround for Active X Settings: Add a My Computer Icon to Zones Available in IE To Allow A Custom Setting that Lets Active X Run Locally (Thanks to Mark Ferguson WMVP for This):

    [HKEY CURRENT USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet
    SettingsZones0]
    "Flags"= dword:00000001

    Once this is done, it is not a problem to re-enable a custom MY
    Computer zone to also include the protections. I write a host script? to
    make the change, but a reg file will do fine. I notice I have to
    re-enable it after each IE upgrade, since IE puts in the My Computer
    zone as dword:00000021 by default. (don't show My Computer Zone)


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