[Outlook] Outlook prompting me for pop-up permissionI have an application that plugs into Outlook (Jello Dashboard) and Jello has a widget where you can link to a web page. I do a lot of international business so I created a simple web page on my local computer that shows the name of cities and the local time. The city names I just typed in and I get the times using a code fragment that retrieves the time from timeanddate.com. When it is working it looks like this:
Since I migrated to Outlook 2010 this little page has not been loading properly. Outlook interprets the call to timeanddate.com as a request for a pop-up window so if I decline I get no times and if I accept it Outlook opens a new browser window with just the time (and it opens a new browser page for every city). The city text displays as expected so it must have something to do with the code that grabs the time.
The code for each city looks like this:
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<iframe src="http://free.timeanddate.com/clock/i2zbf7lv/n136/ts1" frameborder="0" width="80" height="18"></iframe>
Does Outlook not like embedded iframes? Why does it think this is a series of pop-up windows when IE does not? If I double click the HTML file in IE I get the window shown above with no problem and this code worked perfectly in Outlook 2003. Any thoughts on how to work around this?
CudniLa Merma - VigiladoPremium,MVM
As a pure guess maybe some security feature. Did you experiment with some of its security settings
or maybe rework the page?
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I have no idea how to rework the page since it is just a text string and the iFrame that grabs the time from an external site. It is very simple code!
The strange thing is that when I run this in IE9 I get the exact image I posed above, and there is no pop-up warning or anthing. When I insert the same code in Outlook it treats the iFrame as a request to allow a pop-up. If I tweak the pop-up blocker settings to allow pop-ups from that domain, it opens a series of windows rather than rendering the HTML as written.
I did have a browse through the security settings (and even opened the GP Editor) but there was nothing obvious. Well, obvious to me anyway. Any other ideas?
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My guess has to do with the Trusted Sites section nonsense in Office 2010. There are GPOs for setting these up, so I assume there must be for non-domain environments as well. I'd try adding them to the Trusted zone, as explained under all the Options -> Trust Center settings.
Yeah, I tried that too but it opens the times in separate windows. I finally gave up on having my local computer handle this and uploaded the HTML to a server and now it works. Why it behaves with an external call to the same HTML but not one on the local machine is a mystery!
reply to jacour
Is Outlook trying to access some localhost process on port 80. I'm just guessing that it's something like that which is why you have some kind of conflict with the webpage. Isn't there some access to your your messenger buddies and other tie-ins like that? Maybe a different angle for you to look at. I'm just guessing.