When trying to access a link in the software, the “Your organization’s policies forbid Outlook” issue is most often, according to user feedback. Depending on your version of Outlook, the error message may seem different.
It is possible to get the “This operation was aborted due to constraints” error message when using Outlook 2007 and 2010. You may, however, encounter the “Your organization’s rules are prohibiting Outlook 2016 Windows 10” problem on later versions like Outlook 2013 and 2016.
In Outlook, why don’t the hyperlinks work? It’s more likely to happen if you don’t open the link in one of your default browsers. In addition, incorrect Internet Explorer settings and other circumstances can cause the issue to arise.
- 1 Fix 1. Make Internet Explorer a Feature of Windows.
- 2 Fix 2. Make Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge and Outlook the Default Programmes on Your Computer.
- 3 Fix 3: Restore the Default Internet Explorer Settings and Internet Zone.
- 4 Fix 4. Reset Microsoft Edge to its Default Settings
- 5 Fix 5.Use Registry Editor to Check the HTML File Association in the Registry.
Fix 1. Make Internet Explorer a Feature of Windows.
Make sure that Internet Explorer is set as a Windows feature to fix the “Outlook your organization’s policies are preventing” issue. This is how you accomplish it:
- Begin by typing “Control Panel” into the Windows Search box and then clicking on the top result.
- Select Programs and Features in the View by type drop-down menu after switching to Large Icons.
- From the left pane, select Turn Windows features on or off.
- Make sure the Internet Explorer 11 item is checked and then click OK.
After restarting your computer, check to see if the “Outlook your organization’s policies are prohibiting us from executing this activity for you” problem continues to pop up.
Fix 2. Make Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge and Outlook the Default Programmes on Your Computer.
Hyperlinks not working in Outlook can occur if you aren’t utilising the default browsers, as was explained above. Try making IE/Microsoft Edge and Outlook your default apps to see if that helps.
Step 1: Reopen Control Panel and select Default Applications from the drop-down menu. Then, select Set your default programmes.
Step 2: Select Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer as the default browser in the Web browser area.
Step 3: Select Outlook as your default email software in the Email section.
To see if the “Your organization’s policies are prohibiting Outlook” problem has gone away, restart your computer and check.
Fix 3: Restore the Default Internet Explorer Settings and Internet Zone.
Resetting the Internet Zone and IE settings, according to other customers, fixed the “Your organization’s policies are prohibiting Outlook 2016 Windows 10” problem. Here goes nothing.
Step 1: Using the Windows Start menu, open Internet Explorer, then click the Settings (Geared-shape) icon from the upper right corner and select Internet Options.
Step 2: Click Reset all zones to default level on the Security tab in the pop-up window.
Step 3: select Reset from the Advanced drop-down menu.
Step 4: Select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox and click on Reset to complete the reset process. You can then restart Internet Explorer and see whether the “hyperlinks not working in Outlook” issue has been resolved.
Fix 4. Reset Microsoft Edge to its Default Settings
The “Your organization’s policies are blocking Outlook 2016 on Windows 10” error may be resolved by resetting Microsoft Edge to its factory settings. That’s why:
- Go to Apps by pressing Win + I to launch Windows Settings.
- Step 2: Select Microsoft Edge in Apps & features and then click Advanced options.
- Find the Reset section at the bottom of the page and click on Reset.
To see if the “Outlook your organization’s policies are blocking” problem still occurs, relaunch the browser.
Fix 5.Use Registry Editor to Check the HTML File Association in the Registry.
The Windows registry can be a last resort if none of the preceding options work for your situation. In the event that something goes wrong, make a system restore point or back up your registry.
Step 1: Open the Run dialogue box by pressing Win + R, then typing regedit and pressing Enter.
Step 2:To get to the following location in the Registry Editor window, use the left navigation bar.
Computer\HKEY CLASSES ROOT\.html
Step 2: Click OK to save your changes and then double-click the Default DWORD key. Then type htmlfile in the Value data box. To see if the problem with “hyperlinks not working in Outlook” has been resolved, restart your computer and try again.