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Yahoo email problem - problem opening attachments

Hello I have a problem with my Yahoo mail account; Yahoo mail does not open attachements I receive from people. When I select the attachement to download it, it begins to download and then stops, and with no explanation as to why the download failed. Can you please look into this problem for me and advise how it can be fixed? If this is not something which you can help me with can you please recommend who I will need to contact. Thank you, Dave

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  • eckman1168 Nov 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem.
    I am using MS Vista, and have tried using both FireFox and Internet Explorer, with the same results, I cannot open my attachments (ie. jpg, wmv, wma, gif, etc). If I forward the email to a different client (ie. Hotmail) I don't have a problem opening the attachments at all. Also, I am able to open them on a non Vista system (my work computer is XP)

  • irishbowman Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem opening attachments from my yahoo mail, I am using Windows Vista. My computer does a virus scan and then asks me to download the file, at this time it informs me that it cannot open the file, but gives some very vague reasons why. I have sent several reports of this problem to MS with no response or solutions to the problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Click on attachment, window pops up asking do I want to open, save or cancel. I click on either open or save and nothing happens. For a millisecond another window pops up after selecting open or save.

  • djmitch262 Jan 29, 2009

    Cannot open pdf or wmv files in yahoo mail. Wasn't an issue before, but for months now I cannot open them. It scans for viruses, doesn't find any, tries to open a web page and then I get the following error message: Internet Explorer cannot display the web page. Most likely causes: You are not connected to the internet (which I am or I couldn't be IN yahoo mail), the web site is encountering problems (but it happens EVERY TIME I try to open a PDF or WMV file these days), or there might be a typing error in the address. I don't have the option of saving it anywhere when I right click either. When I forward it to another e-mail address and access it from the same computer, I can open the file.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    How can I open My Email with his attachements

  • bcsisor Apr 17, 2009

    just installed bitdefender now I can't open attachments in yahoo email.

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Hi Dave, Can you please provide more information. Specifically what Operating system are you using as this can result in specific issues, for example I get constant messages like yours from people new Mac OS X who think they're attachments are not opening when in actual fact OS X automatically saves clicked attachments to the desktop.
What kind of attachments? .exe (Windows executables), .doc (old Word format), and .dat (raw data files) for example will be blocked by yahoo as unsafe, if you are sure what you are being sent is safe ask the sender to re-send it in a .zip archive. Do you have a program on your computer capable of opening the attachment? If the attachment is an OpenOffice.org document you will need OpenOffice.org or OpenOffice.org converter for office on your computer to open it.
What security software are you using and how is it set up to deal with attachments, McAfee Antivirus for example is very very slow so it may be that an attachment will appear not to be downloading when in fact McAfee is just very very very slowly scanning it.
Lastly what internet browser are you using? Firefox for example automatically saves downloads to your desktop where as Microsoft's god awful Internet Explorer has various rules as to how to handle downloads.
As to who else to contact, the obvious answer would seem to be Yahoo! support. Although to be fare they are pretty bad at what they do.
**BloomerLJ** When you say your friend "made a file on my desktop" I think you mean your friend created a folder on your desktop don't you? Good on you for trying but that would require an e-mail client "rule" to be set up and dav_bar13 is accessing his mail via web access.

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I had a similar problem with outlook express. A friend made a file on my desktop so that when an attchment comes in, instead of opening it I save it to this file and then open it from my desktop. I don't know if this can be down from yahoo but you could give it a go.

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Just or your yahoo mail or attachments ?

Yahoo Mail is an Internet-based email service that you can check from anywhere in the world where there is Internet access.

If you or someone else have already set up a Yahoo Mail account, you can open your Yahoo mailbox.
The process just takes a moment.

Open your Web browser and type "mail.yahoo.com" (without the quotes) in the browser's address bar, then press "Enter."

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Yahoo Email When It Won't Open Attachments

Yahoo Mail is a popular webmail service that allows people to create their own email username and have it hosted by the Yahoo network.

In addition to providing fast and reliable email, Yahoo Mail also allows you to send and receive large attachments.

If you use Yahoo Mail, and are having issues opening attachments, there are several easy troubleshooting steps you can try to get your Yahoo Mail attachments.

Sign out of Yahoo and clear your cache.
Since Yahoo! needs to access your cache to keep you logged in and to communicate with your computer when downloading attachments, a full cache can prevent Yahoo Mail from opening attachments correctly.

Create the menu tab on your homepage right click in the top toolbar you should see a number of toolbar options select the menu tab which will add File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help
Go to your browser's "Tools" or "Internet Options" menu and then select the "Delete Temporary Internet files" command to delete your cache.


Reload the page. lf you have had Yahoo Mail open for a long time, the page may have gone idle, and you may not be able to access your attachment.
Press the "Reload" (F5) button and then log back in to your account.

Ensure that the attachment is not corrupt.
If the sender did not finish uploading before they hit "Send" or there was an error during the upload, the file may be corrupted. Ask the sender to re-attach the file and send it again.

Check the file format.
Some formats are proprietary and will not open unless specific programs are installed on your computer.

For instance, if you are sent an AAC file, you will not be able to open it unless iTunes is installed on your computer.
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Yahoo Mail is a popular webmail service that allows people to create their own email username and have it hosted by the Yahoo network.
In addition to providing fast and reliable email, Yahoo Mail also allows you to send and receive large attachments.
If you use Yahoo Mail, and are having issues opening attachments, there are several easy troubleshooting steps you can try to get your Yahoo Mail attachments.
Sign out of Yahoo and clear your cache.
Since Yahoo! needs to access your cache to keep you logged in and to communicate with your computer when downloading attachments, a full cache can prevent Yahoo Mail from opening attachments correctly.
Go to your browser's "Tools" or "Internet Options" menu and then select the "Delete Temporary Internet files" command to delete your cache.
Reload the page.
lf you have had Yahoo Mail open for a long time, the page may have gone idle, and you may not be able to access your attachment.
Press the "Reload" (F5) button and then log back in to your account.
Ensure that the attachment is not corrupt.
If the sender did not finish uploading before they hit "Send" or there was an error during the upload, the file may be corrupted.
Ask the sender to re-attach the file and send it again.
Check the file format.
Some formats are proprietary and will not open unless specific programs are installed on your computer.
For instance, if you are sent an AAC file, you will not be able to open it unless iTunes is installed on your computer.

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Yahoo Mail is a popular webmail service that allows people to create their own email username and have it hosted by the Yahoo network.

In addition to providing fast and reliable email, Yahoo Mail also allows you to send and receive large attachments.
If you use Yahoo Mail, and are having issues opening attachments, there are several easy troubleshooting steps you can try to get your Yahoo Mail attachments.
Sign out of Yahoo and clear your cache.
Since Yahoo! needs to access your cache to keep you logged in and to communicate with your computer when downloading attachments, a full cache can prevent Yahoo Mail from opening attachments correctly.
Go to your browser's "Tools" or "Internet Options" menu and then select the "Delete Temporary Internet files" command to delete your cache.
Reload the page.
lf you have had Yahoo Mail open for a long time, the page may have gone idle, and you may not be able to access your attachment.
Press the "Reload" (F5) button and then log back in to your account.
Ensure that the attachment is not corrupt.
If the sender did not finish uploading before they hit "Send" or there was an error during the upload, the file may be corrupted.
Ask the sender to re-attach the file and send it again.
Check the file format.
Some formats are proprietary and will not open unless specific programs are installed on your computer.
For instance, if you are sent an AAC file, you will not be able to open it unless iTunes is installed on your computer.

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Yahoo is a popular website founded in 1994 that provides a wide range of Internet-based media and services.
Popular Yahoo services include Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Games. All Yahoo services can be accessed using one account.
Yahoo supports all of these services with customer support via email, help desk and telephone.

Call Yahoo Customer Service.
They have three phone numbers you can call: (866) 562-7219, (408) 349-3300 and (408) 349-1572. They are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.
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With the Web-based Yahoo! Mail service, you can attach to your email message a saved Web page or another document in HyperText Markup Language format.
When you attach an HTML file in this way, Yahoo! Mail won't display the HTML content of the attached file in the email message body.
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This means emails sent or received in Rich text or HTML format include clickable hyperlinks, graphics and other Web design elements.
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About Yahoo! Mail Attachments
Like most email programs and online services, Yahoo! Mail offers an attachment feature for adding images, video clips, audio files and HTML document to email messages.
Some email programs display the content of the attached file in the email message body, but Yahoo! Mail doesn't provide this feature for any file attachment, whether it's an image, video clip or HTML document.


Viewing Yahoo! Mail Attachments When you attach an HTML document or another file to your Yahoo! Mail message, an "Attachments" button labeled with a "Paperclip" icon appears below the email address fields and above the email message body.
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When sending a Yahoo! Mail with an attachment, always explain the content of the attachment in the main body of the email message.
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