Links sent in emails do not work.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sun Sep 28 19:41:25 BST 2008

Billie Walsh wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
>> I am on so much I appologize, but this has been an unresolved problem 
>> for a long time.
>> When I receive an email that has a link included, and I am told to click 
>> on the link, the link never functions for me.  Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 3.5.9 
>> Thunderbird (20080724) Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; i686; en-US; 
>> rv: Gecko/2008092313 Firefox/3.0.2.
>> To go to the link location, I have been copying the link location, 
>> opening the browser, highlighting the Address line and pasting the 
>> address. 
>> Years ago, when I was using XP, I could just click on a link sent in an 
>> email and it would open the browser to the correct address.  Is this 
>> something I can have happen with my present system.  TIA for help
>> Steven
> In Thunderbird.
> Edit
> Preferences
> Advanced
> General
> Config Editor
> In the window that opens.
> Right click
> New
> String
> Add:
> next box your favorite browser
> and your browser again
Dear Billie,

When I opened the configuration page this morning, the entry that was 
missing 'firefox' was not there, so I right-clicked and created a new 
string  clicked OK then entered 
firefox in the next window, clicked OK, closed Thunderbird rebooted the 
computer then attempted to use a link.  When I clicked on the kubuntu 
list email address it opened, however, when I attempted to open the 
kubuntu list website from the bottom of an email, it would not open the 
browser.  Additionally, there is only one entry showing in the 
configuration (attached png).  How would I remove the previous attempts 
so that I can start over.  I must have made a mistake somehow.
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