How to Enable Automatic Redirect in Internet Explorer

By C. Taylor

Some websites use redirects to complete the login process.
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Automatic redirection is a Web design technique in which a page is coded so that when it loads, it immediately sends you to another page. This method can be used for malicious purposes, such as sending you to a Web page that installs a virus or displays pop-up advertisements; but many legitimate sites use redirects to automate certain tasks, such as logging in and initiating downloads. Automatic redirection is commonly invoked by a "meta refresh" tag embedded in the page, and if Internet Explorer is not configured to recognize these tags, automatic redirection will not occur. Some websites rely on JavaScript to perform a similar function, so Internet Explorer must enable JavaScript for these redirects work.

Click Internet Explorer's "Tools" gear icon and select "Internet Options."

Click the "Security" tab and select "Custom Level."

Select "Enable" under "Allow Meta Refresh" in the Miscellaneous sub-group of the Settings list.

Select "Enable" under "Active Scripting," in the Scripting sub-group.

Click "OK" twice to complete the settings.