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    Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    Nothing happens when I click on links in my email. How do I fix this?

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    OK, I'll just answer this one myself. After threatening to pay Microsoft $35 to solve my problem, they, due to a technical problem or something, helped me for free. To make a long story short, I cannot open hyper-links in my email unless I disable my McAfee pop-up blocker first. Thank you for your support and I will, no doubt, be back to solve more of my own problems in the near future.
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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    hello and welcome to woody's!

    you're going to meet lots of fine people here, and you will always, some way, some how, or some when, get an answer to your questions, whatever they may be. that having been said, may i offer you a suggestion to your problem? instead of talking to microsoft (by the bye, i am amazed that you got something <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> from them! <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23>), why not ask mcafee tech support? i am certain that they have some sort of tech support. hey, you might even get it for free.

    i have been having problems with a link and symantec. i wrote to them, explained the problem, and they told me how to fix it. maybe mcafee can do the same? hey, it can't hurt to try, can it? a fix has to be better than just being told to disable something that you paid hard, cold (unless it was folding money in your pocket; then it's warm, soft) cash.

    i wish you well with solving your problem, and i hope it's soon. take care and God bless.

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    If you were to do a search on "McAfee" here on the lounge, you will find several problems that McAfee is causing.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    I can imagine. I use McAfee internet security suite 6.0 and it can really slow down an otherwise fast computer, although the security is very good. Now that I use high speed connection with IE and OE, I disable everything but the anti- virus and everything works just fine. I use a cable router with a built in physical firewall which is apparently better than any software firewall anyway.

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    Thanks for the nice reply, ladyleadfoot. Part of the longer story was that I actually did contact McAfee and after a fairly long session, the McAfee tech concluded that I had to disable my popup blocker to use hyper-links with oe.

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    Disable McAfee pop up blocker and get one that works. Many of them around.
    Personally, I would just get rid of McAfee altogether but that's your choice.
    ( How did you guess I'm NOT a McAfee fan? )
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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    > I use a cable router with a built in physical firewall which is apparently better than any software firewall anyway.

    Some routers offer better features than others.

    Software firewalls offer the additional option of filtering outbound traffic by application (the router doesn't know what application sent which packet). More information: <post#=209684>post 209684</post#> and <post#=329337>post 329337</post#>.

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    What brand or brands of pop-up blocker do you prefer that don't interfere with email links, etc.?

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    Could you be more specific? Which routers are better? Mine is a Linksys model BEFSR41. Do you recommend hardware and software firewalls combined, or just the software?

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    My experience with routers is limited to two NetGear products and the 2Wire HomePortal, sorry.

    I do recommend that you use BOTH the basic router features AND a good software firewall. The top software firewalls, in no particular order, are Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro, Norton Personal Firewall, Sygate Personal Firewall Pro and ZoneAlarm Pro. Many of these have free 30-day trials available for download, and several have completely free versions with slightly fewer features. Note that you should only run one software firewall at a time, or your system may become very unstable.

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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    I use AdSubtract Pro, which is not only a popup stopper, but Ad filtering, cookie filter and web Referral stopper and other things.
    Check it out at Adsubtract
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    Re: Links Don't Work (xp, ver.6)

    I've been using the Google toolbar for quite a while - it comes with pop-up blocker and seem excellent as far as I can tell (plus it's free and gives you lots of other functions too).

    Also, it tells you when you're hovering over a link that would be blocked (the cursor changes), and if you want to click on it anyway you just hold down the Ctrl key while you click and it'll work.

    You could try the Ctrl-key trick with the McAfee one? Although I would have thought they would have mentioned it if it would work ...

    I have to say I'm not a McAfee fan either, I had problem after problem with it/them and eventually chucked it completely!
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