3796 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2009 7:16 AM by Jay Bullock
It's me, the OP, replying to myself.
Further exploration indicates that this problem is somewhat inconsistent. Sometimes links work like links. Other times, they act like text. Yesterday they are mostly behaving like text.
I've noticed I can't remove the underline from links, by any of the usual methods for adding styles to text. This probably means Mail thinks they are links and not just text.
I've been using edit:link:add... in Mail for a long time, and I don't think I'm doing anything different. Normally, it works reliably.
No one has replied after about 12 hours, so this is probably an unfamiliar issue. Maybe Mail got corrupted somehow.
What should I do now? Remove and reinstall Mail? Should I try to trash the mail plist first? Any other suggestions?
For the sake of perplexed lurkers looking for an answer.
I removed the plist and restarted the app. No help.
This still happens, inconsistently, many months later. It's probably a minor bug. In a related issue, sometimes Mail refuses to place a link in an email message. I don't know how to replicate the problem, or how to submit bug reports to apple.
I've solved these problems, temporarily, either by quitting and restarting the Mail app, or restarting the computer. That seems to fix it -- until it comes back again.
I'm having a very similar problem where just recently file:// links stopped working in mail. As you point out I can right-click and say "open URL" and it works fine, but it's just not clickable. Someone else in the office has had the same problem. If anyone has input on this it would be great...
Does anyone know how to find out if this has been reported to Apple? Does Apple monitor these forums looking for bug reports like these?
No, you have to report it yourself: