Excel always pre-loads links with IE7 engine, causing unsupported browser messages. How can I stop this reproducable issue?

DJT5000

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For example, if you paste either of the links below into an excel spreadsheet and click on the link, you will get a "Browser Unsupported" message from the website.



https://www.logistics.dhl
https://awardsolutions.instructorled.training/



This happens regardless of what browser or OS you use and is reproducible. The problem is Excel will pre-load links using an IE7 engine. It also follows 302 redirects, causing some sites that don't support IE7 to return "Browser Not Supported" page to the pre-loader in Excel. Excel then proceeds to open the redirected page in your default web browser.

My question is: Is there a way to disable pre-loading of links in Excel? Or at least to disable following of 302 redirects?
 

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