Safari, Yahoo, securedownload ???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by laplee, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. laplee macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I've been using Safari and checking my emails through Yahoo for a long time.
    Everything went well until around 3 weeks ago,
    when i downloaded the attachments from an email;
    instead of coming to the desktop with the original file name,
    the file comes with another name "securedownload".

    Any idea of how to eliminate this problem?
    that sucks.

    please help.

    Cheers,
    lap
     
  2. rhino54 macrumors newbie

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    securedownload

    I don't know what the cause is, but we have the exact same problem. We look forward to reading the solution.
     
  3. TESEV macrumors member

    TESEV

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    New Orleans, LA
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    word

    I use POP for my Y! mail so attachments come out fine but my mom who uses Safari has the same exact problem.

    I have found that if you rename the file to what it was supposed to be (or just the file extension) it will work just fine. I kind of think it is something on Y!'s side cause mb they altered their mail system but I dunno. In the meantime, I'll be mailing them about it.
     
  4. laplee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, TESEV and looking forward to hearing from you.
     
  5. laplee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i wrote to yahoo.mail
    and the "answer" they gave me was
    "to use I.E. or other browser".
    I tried FireFox and it's ok,
    no such problems anymore ...
    yet, i'm still waiting for a better answer from Yahoo.mail
    and see if they can help solve the problem with Safari.

    Cheeers,
    lap
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    This is a known Yahoo.com problem. It just just plain baffling why they chose to program their webmail system to specific browsers. It is doubly puzzling that they leave out Safari while working with Apple on iPhone pushmail.
     
  7. TESEV macrumors member

    TESEV

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    Yeah, thats what they told me too. Pretty generic.

    But take a look at this link:
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/settings/settings-09.html

    They say they support it, so I've been bugging them about it. Anyone wanna help me bug em? :D
     

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