The Bottom Line
Maybe URL Link could search for strings that are not recognizably URLs instead of opening them straight away.
- URL Link lets you open any string in an email as a link in your browser
- Broken links with newline or white-space characters are automatically repaired by URL Link
- URL Link could be made to use a search engine's top pick instead of treating the text as a URL
- URL Link is available only via the context menu
- URL Link lets you treat any text as a link in Mozilla Thunderbird.
- If the text contains white-space characters, they are properly encoded for the link.
- Links that span multiple lines are easily repaired and opened with URL Link.
- URL Link can append .com, .net or .org to the highlighted text before sending it to the browser.
- URL Link supports Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5/2.
Guide Review - URL Link 2.02 - Mozilla Thunderbird Extension
URL Link lets you treat highlighted text as a link and open it in your browser. If the text contains white-space characters or goes over several lines, URL Link attempts to fix it by encoding the spaces and joining the lines. For text that is not already an url (a brand name, for example), you can open it, too, optionally .com, .net or .org attached. If these are not all the top-level domains you need, you can customize the choices to your needs (to add .cm if you're in Cameroon, for example).
URL Link's most important and truly heroic achievement is its easy fix for well-intended but broken links, however.