Emails with Missing Links

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Bill, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    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
     
    Bill, Apr 26, 2012
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  2. Bill

    R. C. White Guest

    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
    --
    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:eek:...

    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
     
    R. C. White, Apr 26, 2012
    #2
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  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    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
     
    Bill, Apr 27, 2012
    #3
  4. Bill

    R. C. White Guest

    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
    --
    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
     
    R. C. White, Apr 27, 2012
    #4
  5. Bill

    Bill Guest

    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
     
    Bill, Apr 27, 2012
    #5
  6. Bill

    mac Guest

    "Bill" wrote in message news:eek:...

    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.
     
    mac, Apr 27, 2012
    #6
  7. Bill

    Bill Guest

    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:eek:...
    >
    >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.
    >
     
    Bill, Apr 27, 2012
    #7
  8. Bill

    mac Guest

    "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


    Tools>Options>Mail>Read tab
     
    mac, Apr 27, 2012
    #8
  9. Bill

    mac Guest

    "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
     
    mac, Apr 27, 2012
    #9
  10. Bill

    R. C. White Guest

    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
    --
    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:eek:...
    >
    >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.
     
    R. C. White, Apr 27, 2012
    #10
  11. Bill

    mac Guest

    "Ildhund" wrote in message news:jnepr4$hm7$...


    R. C. White wrote...
    > Where are you seeing "Tools"? That word doesn't appear in WLM 2011!


    Look again, RC! There are those who've worked their clicking fingers to the
    bone trying to get some reaction out of the Tools label on the ribbon.
    --
    Noel

    :))

    mac
     
    mac, Apr 27, 2012
    #11
  12. Bill

    Bill Guest

    When I go to WLM>About, the drop-down window says:

    'Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308)
    Copyright © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."


    <Where are you seeing "Tools"?
    Sorry, my mistake! That was Agent!

    >Left Alt-F-O-M

    OK! Now I see "Read" and the fourth item was checked! I unchecked the
    item and while it is certainly displays a different view, I do see the
    links but it appears that when it shows me to "show images", I have to
    click on it and they appear!

    Hopefully, this resolves the issue! Thanks to you all for your
    patience!

    Bill




    On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:48:48 -0500, "R. C. White" <>
    wrote:

    >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
     
    Bill, Apr 27, 2012
    #12
  13. Bill

    R. C. White Guest

    Ah, yes, mac! And Noel. There it is. Thanks for lending me your
    spectacles. ;<)

    And, for Bill - if you are still reading along...

    When you <Alt> F O...stop right there and then RIGHT-click on Mail and Add
    it to your QAT (Quick Action Toolbar). Then you can just click on the
    little yellow check-mark icon on the QAT and go straight to the Options
    screen in the future.

    RC
    --
    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


    " mac" wrote in message news:jnerg9$rq6$...

    "Ildhund" wrote in message news:jnepr4$hm7$...

    R. C. White wrote...
    > Where are you seeing "Tools"? That word doesn't appear in WLM 2011!


    Look again, RC! There are those who've worked their clicking fingers to the
    bone trying to get some reaction out of the Tools label on the ribbon.
    --
    Noel

    :))

    mac
     
    R. C. White, Apr 27, 2012
    #13
  14. Bill

    mac Guest

    OK! Now I see "Read" and the fourth item was checked! I unchecked the
    item and while it is certainly displays a different view, I do see the
    links but it appears that when it shows me to "show images", I have to
    click on it and they appear!

    Hopefully, this resolves the issue! Thanks to you all for your
    patience!

    Bill

    ------------------

    I did say earlier, that you may wish to change back!!!

    RC gave you a QAT method to get there easier.

    Re viewing those images. The setting for that is on the same menu, instead
    of Mail choose Safety Options>Security tab.

    Those settings are there for a purpose,!! i.e.: Safety & Security. The less
    "crud" on your screen the better!

    Set to read all messages in plain text for all mail, and choose to block
    images from external content as standard.

    If you really need to see the links in their promotional/invasive mails.
    And If you really want the mail sender to know that you read their mail let
    the lot flow, your choice.

    I don't.

    Steve
     
    mac, Apr 28, 2012
    #14
  15. Bill

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Bill.

    Congratulations! ;<)

    And we all need each other's patience (and persistence) now and then, don't
    we?

    RC
    --
    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:...

    When I go to WLM>About, the drop-down window says:

    'Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308)
    Copyright © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."

    <Where are you seeing "Tools"?
    Sorry, my mistake! That was Agent!

    >Left Alt-F-O-M

    OK! Now I see "Read" and the fourth item was checked! I unchecked the
    item and while it is certainly displays a different view, I do see the
    links but it appears that when it shows me to "show images", I have to
    click on it and they appear!

    Hopefully, this resolves the issue! Thanks to you all for your
    patience!

    Bill


    On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:48:48 -0500, "R. C. White" <>
    wrote:

    >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
     
    R. C. White, Apr 28, 2012
    #15
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