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Yahoo Mail problem opening attachments link to download.

I have not been able to download attachments from my mail for 3 days now. An error occurs after trying to open the link to download stating internet explorer cannot display this page, to diagnosis connection problems though there is no connection problem.

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  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. Or, when I click on the attachment it looks like it is processing but then nothing happens. Very annoying.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I have not been able to download any attachments for over a month. If I try to download a picture, it says "No Preview Available" or when it is an excel or word, it comes up with an error.

  • foxasl3 Oct 21, 2008

    Its not the download program its the link that opens a new page to then download. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I have this same problem..., ALL of a sudden..... Help!

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem! I only noticed it over the past week. Anyone know what the cause?



    - Any attempt to download attachments results in a HTTP 403 Forbidden error.



  • msearfoss77 Oct 28, 2008

    I cannot download any attachments that I recieve in my email. An error occurs with Internet Explorer and says that it cannot open the attachment because of connection problems but there is no connection problem.

  • donnahawkins Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, and I have Vista, but my husband who does not have Vista does not...could this be yet another issue with Vista or am I way off base?

  • D. Mann Nov 03, 2008

    Same problem. No solutions?

  • mjw61 Nov 11, 2008

    I noticed this over the last 3 days. I can't download attachments. When I try to, I get an error message.

  • mjw61 Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with opening attachments from Yahoo mail.

  • orlie28 Nov 12, 2008

    At work it works fine, but not at home(Yahoo Mail). Haven't made changes, I use Trend Micro and have XP. I tried Firefox and same problem. Have tried Yahoo classic or new and no difference. Help!!

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    So, at least now I know I'm not alone with the inability to open attachments from Yahoo mail. Too bad there doesn't seem to be a fix.

  • reallyangry Nov 22, 2008

    I haven't been able to download anything from Yahoo Mail for weeks. Their help desk has been hopeless and never suggested it might be affecting more than me. Only when I found this site did I realise it's a wider problem than just my mail account. I have had to forward any messages with attachments to another mail program and open them there. Has anyone found a solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    When I try to download an attachment , it says , no server found,

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    I cannot get my attachments. It comes up, no server found.

  • bwoock2001 Dec 16, 2008

    I can't download any attachments either. I keep getting an error that says Win 32 not able. Please help!!

  • Oser10 Jan 04, 2009

    cannot open attachments from my emails, yahoo, the following is the message I receive. Help!!
     The webpage athttp://au.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/ya/avscan?mid=1_3415_AFNv%2FNgAAKi0SWAfogFC5lqyrik&pid=2&fid=Inbox&tnef=&redirectURL=http%3A%2F%2Fau.mg2.mail.yahoo.com%2Fdc%2Fvirusresults.html%3Ffrom%3Dvscan_response%26ui%3Diframe%26YY%3D1231103785090%261%26might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

  • coffeaddict Jan 26, 2009

    having same problem as previously been described, a file attachment i was able to open just days ago now will not open, i have vista, the current version of explorer etc.

  • rocsann2000 Jan 27, 2009

    This is rediculous how many people are having the same problem opening email attachments. I have the same screen in IE Cant display. If I open the attachment with wordperfect - you won't believe this - It's a Yahoo advertisement!! WISH YAHOO HAD SUPPORT!!!!!

  • derronwillia Jul 27, 2010

    my yahoo mail attchments is not opening

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have a issue connecting to yahoo. Yahoo is my home page on internet explorer and firefox .when it goes to connect nothing with yahoo works it says there is a typing error or problem with my internet. I can go to google or any other site on the internet no problem just yahoo mail

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I am having trouble opening attachments!!! Please advise!!

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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Problem is also with firefox. not able to even make attachments in the new yahoo mail.. the classic version will allow attachments but the new will not even allow you to install new attachment tool except in windows 7 OS. my vista machine and IE 8 and or Firefox freeze when waiting for install attachment tool...

so obviously some problem in the new yahoo mail attachment program

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Forward your mail to a gmail account. That's the only solution I have found.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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How many download programs do you have? Sometimes two download program make a conflict between them.. Erase the download programs and re install them.
evelasco

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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    Its probably that the IE is corrupt, re install it. This has to work.

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I have not been able to download attachments form my Yahoo mail. It says internet exployer cannot display this page.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

I have the same problem and yahoo help is worthless i have been talking with them for over 2 weeks nothings changing

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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