Clicking on mailto link in OL2007 hangs OL & other processes



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Re: Clicking on mailto link in OL2007 hangs OL & other processes

Postby H Gohel » Sat, 04 Aug 2007 10:27:09 GMT

I looked at the MS KB article a bit more closely and I found the "File 
Types" entry that they mention for URL:MailTo.  It was already correct, 
and pointing to Outlook.exe from the Office12 directory.  I switched 
from Outlook to OE and back to Outlook again as they suggested and in 
each case, mailto links still hang my system.

Seems like it's a known issue, just that the suggested solution isn't 
working out for me.  Anybody have any other suggestions?  I'm about to 
fire up processmon to see what's happening.

Re: Clicking on mailto link in OL2007 hangs OL & other processes

Postby H Gohel » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:34:52 GMT

Still no luck resolving this issue.  However, I found that another user 
on this machine does *not* have this problem with mailto links, so it's 
something in my user settings only.

Is there a way to reset my Outlook settings?

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