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OLEXP: How to Disable Active Scripting in Outlook Express

This article was previously published under Q192846
SUMMARY
Scripting in Outlook Express is enabled by default and executes when you open a message or preview in the Preview Pane. This article describes how to use the Security Zones feature to disable the use of VBScript and JScript in Outlook Express HTML-format e-mail messages and newsgroup posts.

NOTE: Outlook Express versions for the Macintosh do not execute script in HTML-format e-mail messages or newsgroup postings. If you are running Outlook Express for the Macintosh, you do not need to use the steps in this article.
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To disable scripting in Outlook Express:

Outlook Express 4.x for UNIX on HP-UX or Sun Solaris, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 98, Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0

  1. Start Outlook Express.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.
  3. In the Zone box, click the Restricted sites zone, and then click Settings.
  4. When you are notified that you are about to change the security settings, click OK.
  5. In the Security dialog box, click Custom (for expert users), and then click Settings.
  6. In the Security Settings dialog box, click Disable under Active scripting in the Scripting area.
  7. Click OK, click Yes if you are prompted, click OK, and then click OK.

Outlook Express 5 for UNIX on HP-UX or Sun Solaris, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 98, Windows 95 and Windows 2000

  1. Start Outlook Express.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.
  3. Under Security Zones, click Restricted sites zone (More secure), and then click OK.
  4. Start Internet Explorer, and then click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
  5. On the Security tab, click Restricted sites, and then click Custom Level.
  6. In the Security Settings dialog box, click Disable under Active scripting in the Scripting area.
  7. Click OK, click Yes if you are prompted, and then click OK.
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Article ID: 192846 - Last Review: 01/23/2007 18:09:00 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
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