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[ale] OT - semi Thunderbird question



I'm using either plain-text or simplified html as the view mode and don't see
this issue.

Is HTML viewing safe? I never thought it was.

On 04/30/2013 03:03 PM, Jim Lynch wrote:
> I've always used the, what I'm going to call, preview feature of Thunderbird. 
> It used to be when I'd hover over a link in an email, the actual link would
> appear in the lower left of the frame.  It's stopped somewhere along the line. 
> I know the system has updated Tbird recently and I installed an extension,
> however I disabled the extension and it didn't help, but still have set a config
> somewhere during installation.
> 
> It's really valuable for detecting phishing.  When the text says,
> https://citibank.com and the link at the bottom says
> http://stealfromciti.rumplstiltskin.ru I know to avoid it.  Now I have to right
> click on the link, copy it to the clipboard and look at the clipboard, which is
> really inconvenient.
> 
> Ubuntu 10.04, Tbird 17.0.5.
>