Links in Thunderbird

Graham Todd grahamtodd2 at
Sun Jul 3 11:38:36 UTC 2011

Frank wrote on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:52:01 -0400 the following:

>I have just switched to Thunderbird for mail and am having problems
>getting Thunderbird to bring up the default browser when links in mail
>are clicked.
>I have done everything suggested in posts on the Thunderbird help
>site...but still no go. I am running Natty under Gnome (and sometimes
>IceWm)...and both Thunderbird and Firefox say they are the defaults.
>Can anyone help ?

Depends on whether you want to continue with Thunderbird, or not.

I've never had any problems when using Claws-Mail, and in fact I would
recommend Claws-Mail as an email program for many users.  Its in the
Ubuntu repos but has its own PPA if you want updates "straight from the
horse's mouth".  It will also act as a very efficient NNTP-protocol

Claws-Mail uses plugins to enhance functionality, for instance for
Gnupg, for html mail, and for filtering agents such as bogofilter or
spamassassin.  This enables the footprint to be held at a reasonable
size while the user can add the functionality he/she needs.

Graham Todd

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