Links in Thunderbird

Frank McCormick beacon at
Sun Jul 3 15:49:52 UTC 2011

On 03/07/11 07:38 AM, Graham Todd wrote:
> 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
> newsreader.
> 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.

    Had I not solved my problem....(the key was preferences/advanced)
I was considering switching as I had been running Sylpheed for years. 
However it's handling of HTML mail, and it's general slowness to connect 
to my ISP's servers powered the change to T'bird. It displays HTML 
"properly", and dl's messages 10 time as fast for some unknown reason. I 
will keep claws-mail in mind if ever I am unhappy with T'bird.


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