E-mailing webpages from e-bay, amazon, etc.

Email4info

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I have always sent e-mails to specific pages on ebay to look at items later. Now most of the time when I do it (using Firefox or Chrome), the link I receive in my Inbox (Microsoft Outlook) no longer works. I get an error message that the item is no longer listed (although if I do a search the item will still be on e-bay). Now I find a similar problem happens when I am looking at a product on Amazon or some other sites. I don't know what has changed, but I really miss being able to do this. Can anyone help?
 

popowich

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What process are you using to send the email?

A toolbar? Clicking a mailto: link in the web pages?

Copy & paste from your web browsers URL bar into Outlook and sending to yourself that

Sending yourself a link should work, I just need the exist process that you're using to try and figure out what's going wrong.

Can you paste into a reply here an Amazon link before mailing it to yourself and the link that arrives in your Outlook?

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Email4info

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Usually I click on File in Firefox and then "Email link". I just tried to send e-mails this way and also by opening a New Mail Message in Outlook and copying the URL. I e-mailed the same e-bay page twice - neither way worked. Then I tried a product page at Amazon and it worked both ways. The last time I had a problem at Amazon, I had done the "File" and "Email link".
 

popowich

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Do both of your web browsers use your Outlook at the default mail program for sending those links, or are they sending with a different program then read with Microsoft Outlook? Is an Outlook security preference sometimes concealing the links? Can you take a screen shot and attach it to a reply of what you see in Outlook when it's not working?
 

Email4info

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E-mails are sent using Outlook. After your post, I tried sending a link to this page and got a message "Page not found". I had sent several links from different webpages today and they worked fine. However, after reading your post I decided to change the e-mail account from which they were sent (I have two different e-mails that I can use from Outlook). When I changed the "sending address" the pages and links worked fine, so that solves the problem. Although why I just started having this problem with e-bay, I have no idea. I have made no changes recently in my e-mail accounts - I've been sending everything the same way I've always done.
Anyway, at least now I know I can change e-mail account and send directly from Firefox, so thanks for that!
 

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