When I open an email that has applets (?) to display funny pictures to accompany a joke, I only see a box with a red x where a picture should be. The applet does not run. I use IE 8 and OS Vista 64. I have Java 6, Update 20 installed. From the Java Control Panel I can not set Java as Default for browser because box next to Microsoft Internet Explorer has a check but is grayed out. Also, per Java Help I should be able to enable Java by going to Tools, Internet Options, Advance Tab and scroll to "Java" but there is no Java shown. I have located and enabled Scripting for Java applets in custom Level of Internet Options.
Anyone have any ideas what the problem is and how to correct it?