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Marc Thomas
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April 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
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When you receive an email in Outlook.com with a link in the message, it's not click-able, at least not for me.
There must be a way in settings to change this, but I can't find it.
All I can assume is that it's some kind of security feature, which is not helpful at all.
Any ideas, people?

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Jim Hillier
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April 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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Marc, hyperlinks are displayed as per normal (active) in my received emails.

I checked all through Outlook's settings, the only option I could locate which might affect how links are displayed is under: Options>Preventing junk email>Files and reporting>Block content from unknown senders.

As you can see in the following screenshot, mine is set to "show":

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Marc Thomas
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April 23, 2014 - 8:27 pm
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Mine is also set to show.
In fact, it's always been at default settings.
That's weird.

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Perhaps the senders are not hyperlinking the URLs in the first place Marc. When a sender is compiling an email and wants to insert an active link, they need to use the Insert a hyperlink feature in the menu, otherwise the link will just be in plain text (not hyperlinked).

Try sending yourself an email with a hyperlinked web address inserted and see how it displays when you receive it.

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April 26, 2014 - 5:58 pm
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It's been a while, so here's a real silly question. Where is that OPTIONS tab? It's been a very long time since I've altered my settings. But I too remember receiving some links which looked fine, but could not be clicked, while others are still okay, Mindblower!

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MB, the options can be seen when you click the little cog at top right in Outlook.com.
Turns out that it's only messages I send when using Microsoft Office Outlook (2007-2010) to Hotmail (Outlook.com).
I assumed, wrongly, that a link inserted in the message text box would automatically show up at the other end as a hyperlink, ie the Outlook.com inbox.
Oddly, it does show up as a hyperlink in Gmail, regardless.
It turns out that when putting a hyperlink in a message in Outlook (Office version, as above), you have to click 'insert' and select 'hyperlink' and then put the link in the little box provided.
Seems a rather long winded way of carrying out a fairly simple and common task to me.

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April 30, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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Thanks for the info Marc. Knew that Options menu had to be somewhere. As for the links, when I'm notified about a message in Outlook (Hotmail account), the provided link does has URL: in front, Mindblower!

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