To protect from malicious emails I would like to disable all hyperlinks in received email messages in Apple Mail on macOS.

I know to not click on links in mail messages, but I'd like to make it impossible to click on a link even by accident.

Is there a way/setting/app to disable all links in Mail?

More context

The other day I wanted to sell something online. Within minutes I had an email in my inbox with a supposed "payment confirmation - click here" link. I want to prevent from accidentally opening these links.


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There is no simple way to do this, see a similar question here. You can disable link previews, but just blocking the links will require a different mail app.

One way is to install Mutt, which is a text based email client without clickable links.

See here and here for a guide.

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