Web links in Outlook emails don’t go to IE


For an unknown reason Web Addresses included in an e.mail when clicked default to Safari and not to Microsoft Internet Explorer? Can we change this new default back?


First off, if you don’t want Safari, the chances are it got installed with an itunes update. I suggest removing it from Control Panel using “Add/Remove”.

Secondly, you need to change the “Default Browser” setting in Windows.

If you have Internet Explorer 7, here is what to do:

Run Internet Explorer

Click “Tools” and then click ” Internet Options”

Click on “advanced” and you will see the following window shown on the left hand side.

Click “Reset Web Settings” at the bottom.

Then click on “Programs” tab at the top.

You will see a windows like the one shown below.

Click the option on the top “Make Default”

Then Click “Set Programs” at the bottom (and you may then see another option titled “Set Default programs”).

Click to select Microsoft Outlook, and then click Set this program as default.

Click “OK”, and then close the Default Programs dialog box.

Finally, click “OK”and hopefully it will solve the problem.

If you are still on Internet Explorer 6, here i
1. Start Internet Explorer 6.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. Click the Programs tab, and then click the Reset Web Settings button.
4. Under Internet programs, verify that the correct e-mail program is selected.
5. Click to select the Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser check box.
6. Click Apply, and then click OK.

If you see an option to “Reset Web Settings” then click this.

If this does not solve the problem and you see an error like “Operation canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.Contact your system administrator” then the registry may have a corrupt key. The solution to this problem is more technical an

d may require a technician to assist.

Here are two links that can help:




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