It looks as if I am unable to follow links embedded in emails, which may relate to my inability to follow the help or download links. Up to now I have to few few emails to assess fully what is going on.
I think I've got more problems. I tried to download the dictionary as suggested: I was told that I have inhibited Mozilla installing on my machine. I rectified that. I was given the option to install the dictionary - no option to download the file - which I accepted. Told the installation had been successful, but Thunderbird will not perform any spell check on highlighted text. It shows the spell window when I send but the challenged word is blank and I have not been able to get it to recognise any spelling errors. I assume I have some setting(s) wrong but have not been able to identify anything. I still cannot get any responsone from Help, nor can I follow a link by clicking or double clicking. And I do not get any notification of responses to my posting to the Herlp Room as I did with OE. - But I would like to use Thunderbird!!