IE7 pop-up blocker not working as well as IE6's and causing problems

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Alfred Verstreken, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. IE6's pop-up blocker used to keep mail.com from popping up their
    advertising page.
    IE7's allows the advertising page to pop up IN THE SAME TAB, making it
    impossible to even log in!!! The only way I can log into mail.com is by
    pressing Ctrl-Alt as soon as I got mail.com, which then forces the
    pop-up to use its own tab.
     
    Alfred Verstreken, Aug 31, 2006
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  2. I meant IE7RC1 on WinXP Home SP2
    Just go to http://www.mail.com and you will see something is definitely
    wrong, when you cannot log in because the ad replaces the login page in
    the same tab..
    And do not call it a mail.com problem: mail.com WANTS you to see its
    pop-up ads; it is IE7's pop-up blocker which should block them!
     
    Alfred Verstreken, Aug 31, 2006
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  3. It is true that mail.com is highly suspect ad&spywarewise. That is why
    it is important that IE7 should keep it from popping up advertising, as
    IE6 was able to do.

    I forgot to tell you that I have the pop-up blocker on High (BLOCK ALL
    POP-UPS, Ctrl-Alt to override.) I would assume that means IE7 should not
    allow those pop-ups at all.

    For the moment, I have solved the problem by adding *.trafficmp.com to
    my restricted sites, but that should not be necessary to block all
    pop-ups with the Block All Pop-Ups setting.
     
    Alfred Verstreken, Aug 31, 2006
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  4. Alfred Verstreken

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    DonHealey, Aug 31, 2006
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  5. Yes, I used to add some of my "favorite" URLs to that file, but have not
    done so in a while... Thanks for reminding me.
     
    Alfred Verstreken, Sep 1, 2006
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