With all of the (justifiable) paranoia surrounding digital security and phishing, I decided to fix my e-mail clients so that I can't click on any links inside of the e-mail. I've inadvertently clicked on links in e-mails, so I decided to fix the human element.
For Thunderbird, the
network.protocol-handler.external-default config needs to be set to
false. This is done by accessing the Config Editor in the software .
For Microsoft Outlook, open Registry Editor on Windows and rename the command key to something else :