Outlook Express and html window behavior

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Outlook Express and html window behavior

Postby bjrugg » Sun, 11 Jul 2004 11:04:26 GMT

A senior I know has OE 6.0 as his email client. When he gets an email that 
has an html link in the bodyand clicks on it, his system (a new Dell 4600 
with XP Home) opens IE 6 in a window BEHIND all currently open windows (he 
sometimes misses the opening). I had him send me the email and it opens on 
top of all my currently open windows on my  XP Home machine.
Ever seen this behavior and any clues how to solve it? I have visited OE MVP 
sites and google with no luck to date.

Re: Outlook Express and html window behavior

Postby PA Bear » Sun, 11 Jul 2004 11:58:00 GMT

There's a fix for this in...

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