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I have a Dell PC with Windows XP pro with Microsoft Office

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I have a Dell PC with Windows XP pro with Microsoft Office app.

Problem with opening any links within Outlook 2003 emails.
When I try to open a go-to link within my email....
I get an alert that says" This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator. I couldn't pen your justanswer link in your email sending me a temp password. Where do I look for the restrictions to clear them?

nick821702 :

Hi and welcome to

I would love to assist you with your issues. Please let me know if you have any questions for my answer.

nick821702 :

Regarding your issue, here is a solution for it:

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.

  4. Click the Programs tab, and then click Set programs.

  5. Click Set Default Programs.

  6. Click to select Microsoft Outlook, and then click Set this program as default.

  7. Click OK, and then close the Default Programs dialog box.

  8. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Programs tab, and then click Make default under Default web browser.

  9. Click OK.


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