Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

how to make plain text hyperlinks clickable in received emails?

  • 2 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 81 views
  • Last reply by Jon Fergus

more options

For instance, Zoom sends their automatic emails to hosts in plain text. I'm using a gmail address. If I check my email using gmail in the browser, the hyperlinks in Zoom's emails are clickable. If I check the very same email via Thunderbird, the hyperlinks are plain text. See attached image.

Is there a way to make thunderbird convert plain text urls into clickable links?

Attached screenshots

All Replies (2)

more options

This typically happens with some mobile mail apps, but also with the W10 Mail app: links that are entered directly instead of embedded in text are not clickable in TB. Try switching View/Message Body As to Plain text for these messages, and see if the links become clickable.

If you open the Message Source (Ctrl+U), you will probably notice a lot of formatting in what appears to be a simple text message.

more options

While that works, it's not really a solution, as that setting is universal so it ends up with viewing all emails in plain text. That's definitely not what I want. And if for each of these emails from Zoom I need to switch View/Message Body As to Plain, click the link, then switch back to Original HTML, that's way more work than just copy/pasting the plain url into my browser.

Surely, there's gotta be some way for Thunderbird to recognize that link in a plain text email and make it clickable, no? That's exactly what gmail accessed through the browser is doing.