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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clicking an Evernote Link in Outlook causes a Security Notice

I love Evernote. It has made me and my team extremely productive.  Especially now that we are using Evernote Business

We often email each other links to particular Notes. But in Outlook 2010 (and Outlook 2007) it is very annoying when you click on an Evernote hyperlink within the email as you will get this Microsoft Outlook Security Notice:

I began looking for a way to stop this.  I did find how you could disable the Security Notices altogether, but I just wanted to stop it for Evernote links.

I found part of my answer in a Microsoft Knowledgebase article:

In that article look for the section titled "How to enable or disable hyperlink warnings per protocol".

It says to look for a registry key called:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\xx.0\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications

My Windows 7 machine running Office 2010 only had this:

So I had to create the rest by right-clicking each leg of the tree and adding a new key.  Note that on the last entry there is a colon after evernote.

Office\14.0\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications\evernote:

Once these registry changes were made, it immediately began to work.  Now when I click an Evernote hyperlink in Outlook it opens Evernote to the correct note without that nagging message. 

As always, I'm hoping this will help someone else.


  1. Thank you very much for this extremely helpful article! I do not know if anyone else has provided this information on the web. For those of us who use this feature, this article is a godsend. Good job.

  2. Thank you so much! Works even on Win 8.1, Office 2013

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  4. You're making changes to the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" key here, is there a way to apply this setting to every user that uses a computer? Group Policy would be preferable, but I have not been able to find one that works, except the one to disable all these warnings.

  5. This is not working for Outlook 2013 for a different protocol. Is this a known behavior in Outlook 2013? Is there an alternate way?