Active X Controls Message


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Joe

I am using Outlook Express. Every time that I get an email that originated
as an Office Document (Outlook?) and go to open that email I get this
Message Under the Internet Explorer Banner:

One or more of ActiveX controls could not be display because either:

1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this
page or

2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls.

As a result, the page may not display correctly.

I am thinking that this is a setting in Internet Explorer 7 but I don't know
which one, can anyone give me advice please.
 
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Rock

I am using Outlook Express. Every time that I get an email that originated
as an Office Document (Outlook?) and go to open that email I get this
Message Under the Internet Explorer Banner:

One or more of ActiveX controls could not be display because either:

1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on
this page or

2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls.

As a result, the page may not display correctly.

I am thinking that this is a setting in Internet Explorer 7 but I don't
know which one, can anyone give me advice please.

Questions regarding IE7 should be posted in the internet explorer newsgroup.
There are quite a few posts there so peruse them for something on topic
before posting a new message.

Newsreader:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

On the Web:
http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
 
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Paul Johnson

Joe said:
I am using Outlook Express. Every time that I get an email that originated
as an Office Document (Outlook?) and go to open that email I get this
Message Under the Internet Explorer Banner:

One or more of ActiveX controls could not be display because either:

1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on
this page or

2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls.

As a result, the page may not display correctly.

I am thinking that this is a setting in Internet Explorer 7 but I don't
know which one, can anyone give me advice please.

You're probably better off using a different email client entirely (such as
Mozilla Thunderbird) if people are sending you Active X controls or office
documents to avoid automatically running or opening them. Opening
untrusted ActiveX or MS Office objects *will* eventually cause your system
to get compromised, and OE does this behavior by default on most versions.
 
J

Joe

Rock said:
Questions regarding IE7 should be posted in the internet explorer
newsgroup. There are quite a few posts there so peruse them for something
on topic before posting a new message.



Rock, is there discrimination here in this NG?

I see later questions relative to OE than my post being answered without the
poster being told to go elsewhere?
 
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Rock

"Rock" wrote
Rock, is there discrimination here in this NG?

I see later questions relative to OE than my post being answered without
the poster being told to go elsewhere?

Are you being serious with that question, Joe? Discrimination in what way?
This is a peer to peer newsgroup. Everyone who posts here is a volunteer,
and each chooses what questions to answer and how to respond.

Questions about OE are best made in the Outlook Express newsgroup. Same way
that questions about IE, all flavors, but especially IE7 should be made in
the internet explorer newsgroup. I'm not an expert in either so I usually
refer the OP in these kinds of questions to the specialty newsgroups. I
wouldn't go to the proctologist for a cardiac problem, would you?

In your case you mentioned you thought IE 7 was an issue so that's why I
referred you to the internet explorer newsgroup. MS asks that IE7 questions
go there.

People see the designation windowsxp.general for this newsgroup and think it
means any question about anything run on the XP OS should go here, when in
fact it means general questions about the XP OS, not about any and all apps
that run on it. A good argument can be made that OE and IE, since they are
an integral part of XP, belong here, and that would be true but for the fact
that MS has established specific newsgroups for these items.

Sometimes questions about either OE or IE are answered here if someone
knows, but it's best to go to the specific newsgroup for them. That's where
the experts hang out. Occasionally one of them will drop in here and answer
a few questions but normally they're in their home base.

For your reference here is a link to the OE newsgroup.

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general
 
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Joe

Are you being serious with that question, Joe? Discrimination in what
Rock, it was a more or less tongue in cheek question.
This is a peer to peer newsgroup. Everyone who posts here is a volunteer,
and each chooses what questions to answer and how to respond.
I do realise that all you people are volunteers and in much the same way I
am the same with the helpdesk that I try to run for our senior group in this
state.

Believe me I do appreciate the help that I get from these newsgroups and it
has been of untold value in helping me resolve our member's problems when I
have need to find out more than my meagre knowledge allows. Our group has
members using Windows 95 through to XP so I do get a diversity of questions.

What I would like to find is someone who has a good general working
knowledge of all system that I could correspond direct with when you needed
but someone like that is hard to find.
Questions about OE are best made in the Outlook Express newsgroup. Same
way that questions about IE, all flavors, but especially IE7 should be
made in the internet explorer newsgroup. I'm not an expert in either so I
usually refer the OP in these kinds of questions to the specialty
newsgroups. I wouldn't go to the proctologist for a cardiac problem,
would you?
With some of them you may as well -:))
In your case you mentioned you thought IE 7 was an issue so that's why I
referred you to the internet explorer newsgroup. MS asks that IE7
questions go there.
People see the designation windowsxp.general for this newsgroup and think
it means any question about anything run on the XP OS should go here, when
in fact it means general questions about the XP OS, not about any and all
apps that run on it.
I think that the fact that it is designated as general may cause people to
think that it is an all encompassing group.

A good argument can be made that OE and IE, since they are
an integral part of XP, belong here, and that would be true but for the
fact that MS has established specific newsgroups for these items.
That was my logic for asking the question here.
Sometimes questions about either OE or IE are answered here if someone
knows, but it's best to go to the specific newsgroup for them. That's
where the experts hang out. Occasionally one of them will drop in here
and answer a few questions but normally they're in their home base.
That's fair enough too, perhaps it was just the way that I interpreted your
message but I did note your follow up.

To see it from my side of the coin, I returned here to see if there was any
information for me and then after seeing your message about redirecting I
was scrolling through the postings and saw an OE posting and that it had
been replied to so I thought what gives here.

Your explanation as to what happens in this group has clarified the matter.

Don't bother to make any extended reply to this as it is not meant to be a
bone of contention and I would like to reiterate how much I do appreciate
the assistance I get here and in the other NG's
 
J

Joe

Thanks for the reply Paul.

I'm afraid that the option of using another client is not an option as I've
always used OE and on a lot of reports I've seen using Mozilla will cause
even more problems with IE.

What may be of interest is that it is only the emails that I get from this
one person (Employed in a Government Department too) that causes that error
to occur.
 
R

Rock

Rock, it was a more or less tongue in cheek question.

I do realise that all you people are volunteers and in much the same way I
am the same with the helpdesk that I try to run for our senior group in
this state.

Believe me I do appreciate the help that I get from these newsgroups and
it has been of untold value in helping me resolve our member's problems
when I have need to find out more than my meagre knowledge allows. Our
group has members using Windows 95 through to XP so I do get a diversity
of questions.

What I would like to find is someone who has a good general working
knowledge of all system that I could correspond direct with when you
needed but someone like that is hard to find.

With some of them you may as well -:))


I think that the fact that it is designated as general may cause people to
think that it is an all encompassing group.

A good argument can be made that OE and IE, since they are
That was my logic for asking the question here.

That's fair enough too, perhaps it was just the way that I interpreted
your message but I did note your follow up.

To see it from my side of the coin, I returned here to see if there was
any information for me and then after seeing your message about
redirecting I was scrolling through the postings and saw an OE posting and
that it had been replied to so I thought what gives here.

Your explanation as to what happens in this group has clarified the
matter.

Don't bother to make any extended reply to this as it is not meant to be a
bone of contention and I would like to reiterate how much I do appreciate
the assistance I get here and in the other NG's

No problem Joe, sometimes OE/IE questions get answered here and sometimes
they are referred to the other newsgroups. Same with Word questions but as
you get further afield such as Outlook, PowerPoint and the other office
programs, they usually don't get handled here. Items related to media
player, movie maker, and the media center edition of XP related to those
features not in Pro are best posted to their newsgroups too. And even with
a suggestion by someone that you post elsewhere, if someone comes along and
knows the answer they reply to the posts here. It just depends on if
someone knows the answer.
 
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Paul Johnson

Joe said:
Thanks for the reply Paul.

I'm afraid that the option of using another client is not an option as
I've always used OE and on a lot of reports I've seen using Mozilla will
cause even more problems with IE.

I haven't heard that, but it's a plausible sounding IE bug. IE's never been
known to play nicely with others.
What may be of interest is that it is only the emails that I get from this
one person (Employed in a Government Department too) that causes that
error to occur.

Then I would definitely try the not-OE route to solve this one. The Gov
isn't exactly leaping away from Windows but they're not exactly sitting
there and taking it, either; odds are they're using a mailer that strictly
conforms to the RFCs; OE is known to cause problems in environments where
standards matter.
 
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