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This and that.
I have a client's laptop on my desk, that I use to get into their server, and also because I have an email account on their domain.

I keep getting email adverts, and when I click on the 'unsubscribe' link, a Windows Explorer window, entitled Locate Link Browser pops up, browsing 'My Documents', looking for Executable Files.

If I hit Cancel, and then click the link again, it takes me to the relevant web page telling me I've been unsubscribed.

WTF?

TIA

TTFN

PJ
 
I have a client's laptop on my desk, that I use to get into their server, and also because I have an email account on their domain.

I keep getting email adverts, and when I click on the 'unsubscribe' link, a Windows Explorer window, entitled Locate Link Browser pops up, browsing 'My Documents', looking for Executable Files.

If I hit Cancel, and then click the link again, it takes me to the relevant web page telling me I've been unsubscribed.

WTF?

TIA

TTFN

PJ

The Unsubscribe link is only any good for any of the well known, bonafide, emailing lists.

These mails should be filtered by the mail server on the client's domain - unless you have using the the client domain email account outside - the junk mails probably come in as subset of the domain accounts.

If the junk mails are personalised to you - then set up some filters, or ask your client to create you a new account and delete the old one.

Also run some malware detection software on the client the laptop as well.

As a rule of thumb, be wary of the unsubscribe links on junk mail - most of these will be linked to phishing sites and take it as saying "ok - you have unsubscribed from this list - but we have taken this as a valid email address and sold it onto another million different lists - Thanks! We're sorry to see you go..."
 
These aren't spam as such. I know the source of almost all of them, I just don't want to get the emails any more.

I just don't undertstand why I'm getting a 'Locate Link Browser' window
 
stevesey said:

Dunno. I'll have a play, but
Microsoft said:
This problem occurs on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer that has a third-party browser that does not support Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), such as Netscape Navigator and Mozilla.

The laptop isn't running Windows 2000, it's on XP Pro.
I'm not using Netscape or Mozilla, I'm using IE6...

And if it is that simple to fix, then why has it only recently started to behave like this?
 

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