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Bill
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      04-26-2012
I have started to receive some emails with references to links but the
links are nowhere to be found. Am I mising a default setting that
should make these links visible?

Bill
 
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R. C. White
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      04-26-2012
Hi, Bill.

Have you asked the senders of the emails? What kind of links are these
supposed to be? What email program are your senders using?

Do you trust the senders to both (1) not send you malware intentionally, and
(2) be computer-literate and careful enough to not send you such
unintentionally?

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


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I have started to receive some emails with references to links but the
links are nowhere to be found. Am I mising a default setting that
should make these links visible?

Bill

 
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Bill
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      04-27-2012

Hi RC,

Thanks for your reply! The "senders" in question are well-known firms
and considered trustworthy! Here is an example from Nikon:

"If this email is not displaying correctly, please click here." but
there is no link below the sentence; only two or three blank spaces!
There should be something like:" http://nikon ...." b ut there isn't!

Another recent example came from Ancestry.com:

"Save 50% on a Fold3 membership." but again no specified link!

In an example from a mail-order pharmacy, a link is clearly specified:

"ign in to your account to renew prescriptions or to see more details,
such as drug and patient information.
http://www.express-scripts.com/..."

Hope this helps!

Bill





On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:56:32 -0500, "R. C. White" <>
wrote:

>Hi, Bill.
>
>Have you asked the senders of the emails? What kind of links are these
>supposed to be? What email program are your senders using?
>
>Do you trust the senders to both (1) not send you malware intentionally, and
>(2) be computer-literate and careful enough to not send you such
>unintentionally?
>
>RC

 
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R. C. White
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      04-27-2012
Hi, Bill.

That additional information clears up a lot of my questions. But now I'll
have to let someone else help you. The headers on your post say you are
using:
X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 6.00/32.1186

And I know nothing about Forte Agent. :>( While we don't mind questions
about other apps, this newsgroup is specifically for Windows Live Mail.
It's always a good idea to mention which program you are asking about,
especially if it is not WLM.

Which MAIL program are you asking about?

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"Bill" wrote in message news:...

Hi RC,

Thanks for your reply! The "senders" in question are well-known firms
and considered trustworthy! Here is an example from Nikon:

"If this email is not displaying correctly, please click here." but
there is no link below the sentence; only two or three blank spaces!
There should be something like:" http://nikon ...." b ut there isn't!

Another recent example came from Ancestry.com:

"Save 50% on a Fold3 membership." but again no specified link!

In an example from a mail-order pharmacy, a link is clearly specified:

"ign in to your account to renew prescriptions or to see more details,
such as drug and patient information.
http://www.express-scripts.com/..."

Hope this helps!

Bill


On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:56:32 -0500, "R. C. White" <>
wrote:

>Hi, Bill.
>
>Have you asked the senders of the emails? What kind of links are these
>supposed to be? What email program are your senders using?
>
>Do you trust the senders to both (1) not send you malware intentionally,
>and
>(2) be computer-literate and careful enough to not send you such
>unintentionally?
>
>RC


 
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Bill
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      04-27-2012
R.C.,

I'm using WLM Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308).

Bill


On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:57:44 -0500, "R. C. White" <>
wrote:

>Hi, Bill.
>
>That additional information clears up a lot of my questions. But now I'll
>have to let someone else help you. The headers on your post say you are
>using:
>X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 6.00/32.1186
>
>And I know nothing about Forte Agent. :>( While we don't mind questions
>about other apps, this newsgroup is specifically for Windows Live Mail.
>It's always a good idea to mention which program you are asking about,
>especially if it is not WLM.
>
>Which MAIL program are you asking about?
>
>RC

 
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      04-27-2012


"Bill" wrote in message news...

R.C.,

I'm using WLM Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308).

Bill


Maybe you are set to "read all messages in Plain Text"?
Try Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab, if so remove the check from the
fourth one down, apply>OK.

Does that help?

You may want to change it back afterwards?

Steve.


 
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      04-27-2012
Steve,

Sorry, but "Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab" doesn't get me a
"Read tab" unless I'm pressing the wrong key combination or sequence!
Can't I just do this from Tools>Options>Properties?

A more bacic question is that why some emails show links and a few do
not?

Bill

On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:38:39 +0100, " mac" <>
wrote:

>
>
>"Bill" wrote in message news...
>
>R.C.,
>
>I'm using WLM Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308).
>
>Bill
>
>
>Maybe you are set to "read all messages in Plain Text"?
>Try Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab, if so remove the check from the
>fourth one down, apply>OK.
>
>Does that help?
>
>You may want to change it back afterwards?
>
>Steve.
>

 
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      04-27-2012

"Bill" <> wrote in message
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> Steve,
>
> Sorry, but "Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab" doesn't get me a
> "Read tab" unless I'm pressing the wrong key combination or sequence!
> Can't I just do this from Tools>Options>Properties?
>
> A more bacic question is that why some emails show links and a few do
> not?
>
> Bill


Tools>Options>Mail>Read tab

 
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      04-27-2012


"Bill" wrote in message news:...

Steve,

Sorry, but "Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab" doesn't get me a
"Read tab" unless I'm pressing the wrong key combination or sequence!
Can't I just do this from Tools>Options>Properties?

A more bacic question is that why some emails show links and a few do
not?

Bill

Bill, from the main WLM screen, click on the down arrow (top left
corner)>Options>Mail>Read Tab.

I am guessing that the mails are composed in HTML, certain elements will not
show if you view in plain text.

Steve

 
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R. C. White
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      04-27-2012
Hi, Bill.

You claim to be using WLM, but all your posts here are with Forte Agent.
Are you SURE you are using WLM?

> Can't I just do this from Tools>Options>Properties?


Where are you seeing "Tools"? That word doesn't appear in WLM 2011! It
disappeared when WLM went to the Ribbon GUI. To see that same
familiar-from-OE tabbed window in WLM 2011, you must use the sequence mac
gave you: Left Alt-F-O-M

When I try mac's instructions - from either the Mail or the News mode in WLM
2011 - I get the familiar Read tab and the "Read all messages in plain text"
check box is the 4th line under "Reading Messages".

And I get that same screen when I use the WLM 2011 Ribbon: First hover over
that unlabeled icon in the upper left corner until the ToolTip shows you
that it is the "Windows Live Mail" icon. Then click that to get the
drop-down menu - which is the rough equivalent of OE's "Tools". Then hover
over "Options" and click "Mail" - and Voila! There's your tabbed window,
just like in OE! Now, click the Read tab.

If that doesn't get you the screen that mac and I are talking about, please
post a description of what you DO see. Since I almost never use HTML, there
may be something you see that I never do.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"Bill" wrote in message news:...

Steve,

Sorry, but "Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab" doesn't get me a
"Read tab" unless I'm pressing the wrong key combination or sequence!
Can't I just do this from Tools>Options>Properties?

A more bacic question is that why some emails show links and a few do
not?

Bill

On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:38:39 +0100, " mac" <>
wrote:

>
>
>"Bill" wrote in message news...
>
>R.C.,
>
>I'm using WLM Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308).
>
>Bill
>
>
>Maybe you are set to "read all messages in Plain Text"?
>Try Left Alt-F-O-M then on the Read tab, if so remove the check from the
>fourth one down, apply>OK.
>
>Does that help?
>
>You may want to change it back afterwards?
>
>Steve.


 
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