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    Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Has anyone tried putting web page shortcuts in Outlook so that they actually open within Outlook?

    Most times they work fine, but I have been getting errors on some pages when I open them within Outlook, and NOT when I open them *normally* in a browser.

    I **think* that this happens if the pages have pop ups, and not if they do not. That if you block all pop-ups the page will open fine.

    Any idea or finding or opinion on this?

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Why would you want to do that?

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Hans:

    It's actually quite convenient... shortcuts to the pages and then they display right in Outlook... why not?

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Why is it more convenient than opening web pages in their natural habitat - a browser?

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Hans:

    I guess that (for me) it's much like the "why make all Office menus and interfaces the same? Although you're correct, I do most of my browsing in the native browser (which in fact is Firefox for me) having certain pages handy from within Outlook can be terrifically convenient, and, as I spend a major portion of my time therein, it just seems to work out as being like a good fit.

    It started out as a "Gee, how does that work?" and ended up being a nice addition.

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Since Outlook can work with HTML format e-mail, it uses various bits and pieces of code from Internet Explorer. The capability of displaying web pages is a side effect of this, but you can't expect Outlook to duplicate the full functionality of a web browser.

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Hans:

    No, you're absolutely right. And, as a matter of fact, I don't know if even that functionality is going to carry over (well) when IE7 is released.

    I use Nelson E-mail Organizer, and with IE6, all is great, but with IE7 (b3) there are some rather disturbing color shifts. Admittedly, NEO isn't a Microsoft product, so... But, at the same time, it does reflect core code differences that I'm not sure are going to all be that welcome.

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Microsoft has published much information for developers about the differences with IE7. At this point IE7 is feature complete. That means only show stopper bugs and performance issues are being addressed now. So, like it or not whatever differences there are (and most of them revolve around standards support) will remain and everyone better get used to it. Microsoft can't win on this one - they are bashed (deservedly so) to no end about lack of W3C standards support and then when they start making changes to be more in line with standards they are bashed once again because web sites don't render the same or are don't work.

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Joe:

    Oh my...

    Well, I don't think I tried b3... maybe, not positive... but if I do and still have the same problems, can I get back to IE6, or should I image first, ya think?

    BTW... who the heck made that lizard up in the page corner that's doing the push-ups? Can I borrow him and take him home?

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Yes, you can uninstall IE7b3. Some user have had issues trying to get back to a clean IE6. Imaging your system before a major update like this is always a good idea.

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    Re: Web Pages in Outlook (MSO 2003 SR-1)

    Joe:

    Yea, you're probably right...

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