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Internet Explorer Starts When You Click a Hyperlink Even if Netscape Navigator Is the Default Browser

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This article was previously published under Q274042

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When you click a hyperlink in an HTML e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook Express, Internet Explorer may start, and this may occur even if Netscape Navigator is set to be the default browser.

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To work around this issue:
  1. Right-click the hyperlink, and then click Copy Shortcut.
  2. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: KB274042, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 274042
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/29/2007
Published on : 1/29/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 337