I am sending HTML emails that sometimes include a link to a PDF document on my web site. When viewing the message in Gmail on Internet Explorer 9, clicking on the link opens about:blank instead of the PDF. It works fine in all other mail and webmail clients I tested. It also works fine in Gmail when using Firefox. In Gmail on IE you can right-click and open the link in a new tab and it works. Below is an example of one of the links:
<a target='_blank' href="https://www.example.com/documents/Copper_12_combined_4fad6cfb9f562.pdf">Click here</a>
How can I make this work for Gmail users?
When I Google this problem I see other posts about it, but no solution.
I also tested the link with http instead of https - doesn't help.