Do you frequently use links and pictures in your mails? Well here’s what you’d hate to hear. Outlook does a job so thorough, that it ends up blocking or not displaying your items. All hail the great Outlook settings. What a waste of all that effort! It’s because of Outlook’s default filter settings that’s set out to block suspicious incoming mail. Maybe you’ve noticed them too. That’s yellow bar at the top of your message, alerting you of a potential threat. That’s your Outlook settings at its best.
Loosen that tie, get your Outlook settings down low
We’ve gotten past that Outlook definitely has an efficient mail filtration process (default Outlook settings). But how do we keep it from becoming too over-enthusiastic about out emails? Tip: Outlook Settings again. Maybe it’s the filter that you set to aggressively block all kinds of spam? Time to turn your security Outlook settings down a notch. Outlook also needs integrate with a browser that actively plays its part to open the embedded links. If your outlook settings are on too tight, they might be blocking the browser itself. I’m sure life wouldn’t be too bad if it’s a little less rigid, no?
Here’s how you can configure Outlook settings to smoothly integrate your default web browser:
Windows 7 and Windows Vista users
- From the Start menu, Choose ‘Default Programs’ and click on ‘Set Your Default Programs’
- Select ‘Internet Explorer’ if this is your default browser. You may also choose any other browsers to open links from Outlook. Wrap it up by clicking ‘Set this Program as Default’
- Get to Add/Remove Programs in your Control Panel and click ‘Set Program Access and Defaults’ (it’s at the very bottom of the left pane.)
- Select your default Web browser under ‘Choose a default Web browser.’
- Check ‘Enable access to this program’
- Click “OK” and you’re done.
Windows XP users
These steps should get your Outlook settings to integrate well with your browser. Links, pictures and attachments become visible once again. Maybe now you can help out an email marketer. Take peek at the mail he’s pestering you with. After all, he’s just doing his job too. It won’t hurt.