Q: I recently upgraded to a Windows 7 machine and installed IE 9, which was unavailable to my old Windows XP OS. Although my emails are listed, I cannot access them with a click unless I turn on the Compatibility view. I get messages saying that IE9 works best with Compatibility view turned off. The problem seems to be a setting on IE9, but I don’t know what it is. Could you please help?
A: Are you using Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail? If so then what you’re seeing is a feature rather than a problem. It’s designed to make you double-click the message to view attachments and embedded graphics in order to protect you from malware. Both these mail programs use elements of IE in the viewing process, so the only way around it is to uninstall IE9 and revert to IE8.
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