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how to make plain text hyperlinks clickable in received emails?

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Jon Fergus

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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?

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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.

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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.