Problem with Outlook Discussion Group Web site

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Jim

This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft

Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster" for

that " maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it along.

When I go to

and under Office Discussion Groups select "Outlook" and Click on click on

General Questions (or I think any of the options), the page that loads hangs

up my Internet Explorer 8 and I have to restart the IE8 from a non-responsive

state.

IE 8 hangs up at the following point. (There may be an error in the details

because I had to copy the image with a screen capture program and manually

type the url.)

Downloading picture

http://c.microsoft.com/trans_pixel.asp?source=www&TYPE=PV&p=office_community_en-us&URL=%2fcommuinty%fen-us%fdefault.mspx%3fdg%3dmicrosfot.public.outlook.general%26lang%3den%26cr.....

There is probably more to that URL listing but that is all the space

available in the IE 8 status line.

I was able to get to this page to post this item by typing in "Outlook" in

the "Search For" box on
and then posting

this as a new message.

Jim (a.k.a. ORTNPALMS)
 
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Tom Willett

Now you understand why you should be using a newsreader client instead of

the web interface.

"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

news:7AB98A96-FB85-4069-8C59-DDCAF477E7FD@microsoft.com...

: This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft

: Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster"

for

: that - maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it

along.

:

: When I go to

: and under Office Discussion Groups select "Outlook" and Click on click on

: General Questions (or I think any of the options), the page that loads

hangs

: up my Internet Explorer 8 and I have to restart the IE8 from a

non-responsive

: state.

:

: IE 8 hangs up at the following point. (There may be an error in the

details

: because I had to copy the image with a screen capture program and manually

: type the url.)

: Downloading picture

:

http://c.microsoft.com/trans_pixel.asp?source=www&TYPE=PV&p=office_community_en-us&URL=%2fcommuinty%fen-us%fdefault.mspx%3fdg%3dmicrosfot.public.outlook.general%26lang%3den%26cr.....

:

: There is probably more to that URL listing but that is all the space

: available in the IE 8 status line.

:

: I was able to get to this page to post this item by typing in "Outlook" in

: the "Search For" box on

: and then

posting

: this as a new message.

:

:

: Jim (a.k.a. ORTNPALMS)
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
The pages load fine here - it may be a setting in IE (it tries to protect

you from everything and I disabled most of that crap) or something else you

have installed - could be firewall or antivirus blocking something or an IE

add-in causing problems.

You can access these groups using a newsreader pointed to

msnews.microsoft.com or from one of the many forums that include the

content, including https://forums.slipstick.com/



"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

news:7AB98A96-FB85-4069-8C59-DDCAF477E7FD@microsoft.com...
> This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft
> Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster"
> for
> that " maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it
> along.

> When I go to

> and under Office Discussion Groups select "Outlook" and Click on click on
> General Questions (or I think any of the options), the page that loads
> hangs
> up my Internet Explorer 8 and I have to restart the IE8 from a
> non-responsive
> state.

> IE 8 hangs up at the following point. (There may be an error in the
> details
> because I had to copy the image with a screen capture program and manually
> type the url.)
> Downloading picture
> http://c.microsoft.com/trans_pixel.asp?source=www&TYPE=PV&p=office_community_en-us&URL=%2fcommuinty%fen-us%fdefault.mspx%3fdg%3dmicrosfot.public.outlook.general%26lang%3den%26cr.....

> There is probably more to that URL listing but that is all the space
> available in the IE 8 status line.

> I was able to get to this page to post this item by typing in "Outlook" in
> the "Search For" box on
> and then
> posting
> this as a new message.

> > Jim (a.k.a. ORTNPALMS)
 
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N. Miller

"Jim" wrote:


> This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft
> Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster" for
> that " maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it along.

> When I go to

> and under Office Discussion Groups select "Outlook" and Click on click on
> General Questions (or I think any of the options), the page that loads hangs
> up my Internet Explorer 8 and I have to restart the IE8 from a non-responsive
> state.

> IE 8 hangs up at the following point. (There may be an error in the details
> because I had to copy the image with a screen capture program and manually
> type the url.)
> Downloading picture
> http://c.microsoft.com/trans_pixel.asp?source=www&TYPE=PV&p=office_community_en-us&URL=%2fcommuinty%fen-us%fdefault.mspx%3fdg%3dmicrosfot.public.outlook.general%26lang%3den%26cr.....

> There is probably more to that URL listing but that is all the space
> available in the IE 8 status line.

> I was able to get to this page to post this item by typing in "Outlook" in
> the "Search For" box on
> and then posting
> this as a new message.


I don't normally post to these Microsoft help groups using a browser,

however, I copied your link (if I click it, Opera takes me there instead of

Internet Explorer), and pasted it into MS Internet Explorer 8. I then signed

in with a 'passport.com' ID that I have. And here I am, posting a followup

to your article. So there is something wrong with your installation of MSIE8.

Don't know what it might be.

I should also note that I have never had trouble with these help groups

using a regular newsreader to access them. These groups are not a "web site",

but Usenet "discussion groups", or "newsgroups", and can be more reliably

accessed when using an NNTP client than when using an HTTP client.

Norman

~Oh Lord, why have you come

~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

news:7AB98A96-FB85-4069-8C59-DDCAF477E7FD@microsoft.com...


> This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft
> Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster" for
> that " maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it
> along.


Try setting IE8's compatibility mode.

--
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I think it might be the phishing setting or smart screen or possibly

something in the internet zone. IE8 is evil and locks too much down.



"Brian Tillman " <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote in message

news:u0Er#Sy#JHA.5780@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> news:7AB98A96-FB85-4069-8C59-DDCAF477E7FD@microsoft.com...
>
> > This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft
> > Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster"
> > for
> > that " maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it
> > along.


> Try setting IE8's compatibility mode.
> >
 
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N. Miller

On Thu, 2 Jul 2009 11:20:57 -0400, Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:


> I think it might be the phishing setting or smart screen or possibly
> something in the internet zone. IE8 is evil and locks too much down.


Spoken like a true advocate of the Microsoft "Let the application do all

kinds of fun, even if dangerous, things" position.

Norman

~Oh Lord, why have you come

~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
No, I don't need Microsoft to decide what I can and cannot do - I lead a

boring internet life and all of my surfing is on mainstream sites. I use a

firewall and antivirus, I don't open strange attachments I'm not expecting.

I keep windows up-to-date. I don't need a netnanny and I don't want to add a

bunch of sites to the trusted zone.

IE8's defaults cause problems with my banking sites and the admin section of

my blog. I get annoying warnings when I try to do simple things (like

paste). When I change the security settings, IE forgets them on the next

reboot... firefox works fine and I'm using it about half the time now (up

from about 10% a few months back).



"N. Miller" <anonymous@msnews.aosake.net> wrote in message

news:28lmvdwmnpuo.dlg@msnews.aosake.net...
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2009 11:20:57 -0400, Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:
>
> > I think it might be the phishing setting or smart screen or possibly
> > something in the internet zone. IE8 is evil and locks too much down.


> Spoken like a true advocate of the Microsoft "Let the application do all
> kinds of fun, even if dangerous, things" position.

> > Norman
> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
> ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
 
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Jim

Thanks for the help everyone, and the interesting discussion.

Things work OK today with IE8. But I'll try the Newsreader approach.

That's all new to me.

Jim (a.k.a. ORTNPALMS)

"Jim" wrote:


> This is not an Outlook problem but it is a problem with the Microsoft
> Discussion Groups web site. I don't know how to contact the "webmaster" for
> that " maybe somebody from Microsoft will see this posting and pass it along.

> When I go to

> and under Office Discussion Groups select "Outlook" and Click on click on
> General Questions (or I think any of the options), the page that loads hangs
> up my Internet Explorer 8 and I have to restart the IE8 from a non-responsive
> state.

> IE 8 hangs up at the following point. (There may be an error in the details
> because I had to copy the image with a screen capture program and manually
> type the url.)
> Downloading picture
> http://c.microsoft.com/trans_pixel.asp?source=www&TYPE=PV&p=office_community_en-us&URL=%2fcommuinty%fen-us%fdefault.mspx%3fdg%3dmicrosfot.public.outlook.general%26lang%3den%26cr.....

> There is probably more to that URL listing but that is all the space
> available in the IE 8 status line.

> I was able to get to this page to post this item by typing in "Outlook" in
> the "Search For" box on
> and then posting
> this as a new message.

> > Jim (a.k.a. ORTNPALMS)
 
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