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bpollina

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    Yahoo mail: loose live links when mail is forwarded?
    « on: November 10, 2008, 12:46:30 PM »
    Just reformatted a user's PC. Now whenever she goes to mail.yahoo.com and forwards an email to anyone with a link like http://www.google.com the link is no longer live when received. She claims it worked before we reformatted her machine. Any ideas?

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    Re: Yahoo mail: loose live links when mail is forwarded?
    « Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 03:09:24 AM »
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    forwards an email to anyone with a link like http://www.google.com the link is no longer live when received. She claims it worked before we reformatted her machine. Any ideas?
    What exactly do you mean here?

    Also, what email program/provider?

    bpollina

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      Re: Yahoo mail: loose live links when mail is forwarded?
      « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 08:25:52 AM »
      Ok. I'll try to explain it a bit further:

      - My friend logs onto http://Mail.yahoo.com
      - She sees an email that has a link inside like http://www.Google.com
      - The link is underlined and clickable when she reads it.
      - She forwards it to ANYONE, including herself.
      - When she or the other person receives it with the typical <'s on the left indicating it was forwarded,
         the link is there, but is not underlined in blue and not clickable. She has to copy/paste it into her browser
         to go there, and she's a simple enough user that she doesn't want to have to do that each time.
      - When I try to duplicate it on my PC with my mail.yahoo.com account, it works fine, so it is not yahoo's issue.
      - It seems to happen in both the latest versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer 7.

      Does this help?

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      Re: Yahoo mail: loose live links when mail is forwarded?
      « Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 10:42:03 AM »
      What browser ? ?
         
       
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        Re: Yahoo mail: loose live links when mail is forwarded?
        « Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 11:30:05 PM »
        Doesn't matter -- it happens in both IE 6 and the latest Firefox.

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        Re: Yahoo mail: loose live links when mail is forwarded?
        « Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 10:56:26 AM »
        Then it's a yahoo setting.
           
         
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