> I drive WinXP (SP3) Explorer 7 with latest up-date,
> Each time I attempt to hyperlink to any of MS Newsgroup Pages from within
> Outlook I Timeout!
> I am grateful for any advice you care to send.
So did the "Gateway Timeout" in your subject have anything to do with
the vaguely described "timeout"? What does the error actually say?
Don't summarize, paraphrase, truncate, or describe the error. Recite it
Disable WPAD (Web Proxy Auto-Discover) in Internet Explorer:
- Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN
- Disable 'Automatically detect settings'
Regarding WPAD, read:
I have had that option disabled for many years. I don't use web proxies
and don't remember ever having an ISP that hooked me up to one. I never
saw a need to enable this option (at home) but then I've never been on a
3rd tier provider/domain, either. There is no point to do the multitude
host searches trying to find a WPAD server when there isn't one. It can
cause a "gateway timeout" error in IE because it took too long to find a
WPAD server (that does not exist). The WPAD functionality is documented
in the IEAK (Internet Explorer Administration Kit).