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Can only download one attachment per session in yahoo mail

  • am gunna to attempt to Explain this.. incase ya need to do this laters.. lol

    If ya use (Yahoo/Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail) as ur primary email.. here ’s how to set it as the default email service in Windows..

    If you’ve tried to use links that share content via email (mailto links) you’ve probably run into errors or Windows attempt 'n to open an installed email program..

    ya can change default programs for many file types and protocols in Windows..

    but (Yahoo/Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail) is not available as an option..

    because (Yahoo/Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail) is an email service on the internet..

    Note - Since it isn’t installed in Windows.. it’s not an option in default programs..

    With a few steps (Yahoo/Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail) can be used as the default email in Windows..

    Note - There are two parts to this process - (neither is too difficult)..

    1 (1st part) - is to set (Yahoo/Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail) as the default email in your browser..
    If you use more than one browser.. set it as the default email in each browser..

    2 (2nd part) - is setting your browser (or the one you use most if you use more than one) as the default email in Windows..

    (Part 1) - Sets (Gmail) as the default email in your browser (Opera)

    1 - Launch Opera..
    2 - select the O Menu in the upper left corner of the window..Choose Settings (Alt + P) > Advance > Privacy and security..
    3 - In the Privacy and Security section.. open (Site Settings) by clicking on the arrow to the right..
    4 - scroll to Handlers and select it..
    5 - Toggle the “Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols (recommended)” to On..
    6 - Sign in to your Gmail account..

    Note - here is what lottsa peeps Miss that Needs to be Done also !..

    7 - click the handler icon in the address bar.. i think It's on the right side.. by the star..
    It looks like two overlapped diamonds..
    8 - when ya hover over it with the mouse.. the pop up says “This page wants to install a service handler”.

    9 - A pop up box will appear that says “Allow to open all email links?” choose Allow.

    (Part 2) - Sets the default email program in Windows)..

    Windows 10
    Settings > Apps > Default Apps > Email > Choose the browser you want to use for Gmail.

    Windows 7/8
    select Start > Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program > choose MAILTO under Protocols. Select the browser you want to use for Gmail.

    Note - default programs is often listed in the Start menu on the right side..
    shorter than go 'n thru Control Panel..

  • @nvmjustagirl I'm using yahoo mail with chrome on windows and have the same problem. If an email has multiple attachments, and it gives me the option to download all in a zip file, that works, but if I download a single file, it won't download any more until I close and reopen the mail session. I followed all your steps except for part 1 steps 7-9. I can't find where yahoo mail will ask to become the default handler, and it doesn't seem to ask on its own. Any suggestions? thanks

  • I had the same problem for so long, I bought new computer. Now it's the same on my new computer. For me I just fixed mine just now.
    Chrome-settings-Privacy and security - automatic download
    (Block automatic download after first file) - Yahoo mail was there being blocked. I remove the block, and it works so far.
    Hope this will help.
    Hope it stays fixed.

  • Thank you for the information, tomcha. I never knew such a setting even existed in Chrome. I haven't had a problem with multiple downloads in Yahoo mail when using Chrome, but I was hoping your tip might help me with Opera. Unfortunately, I can't find a similar setting in Opera - if anyone knows of such a setting, it sure seems like that would be the answer!

  • @tomcha It works! Thanks. 🙂

  • @era043 Unfortunately, I can't find a similar setting in Opera - if anyone knows of such a setting, it sure seems like that would be the answer!

    I found the setting in Opera and it seems to fix the problem.
    Settings > Advanced > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > Automatic Downloads.
    I found that there was a block for Gmail. I turned on "Ask when a site tries to download ...." and the block disappeared.

    It now works.! Thanks, @tomcha!

  • Ad-blocker already turned off.

  • @tomcha Not ad blocker. If you follow my steps, (I missed to state one step) see below.
    Chrome-settings-Privacy and security - Site Settings - automatic download
    That's where I see the Yahoo Email was blocked for Automatic Download. Once I unblocked it. it works fine.

  • @jimihendricks FANTASTIC!

  • @jimihendricks Awesome job finding the setting in Opera - the fix works for me! Thanks to both you and @tomcha (for figuring out the problem in Chrome). SO glad to be able to use Opera for my Yahoo email again! 🙂

  • Hello everybody,
    I follow this thread the last couple of months, having the same exact problem with Opera and yahoo.mail,
    I did almost everything i read in here, except the "reset profile" thing, with no success...The problem persisted in all my machines (2 desktops, 1 laptop).
    Until... a couple days ago, i read about the "jimihendricks" 's solution...
    I thought, i would try it the soonest, but because i was busy at the time, i didn't do it right away...
    Yesterday, when i remembered it, and before trying the fix, i checked once again (in my laptop, at home) with yahoo.mail in Opera and...It was fixed...!!!! Without me having to do anything...!!!
    And today, the same happened in the office's pc...!! How strange is that?
    Did they release an update, maybe...?? because, i had already make all the updates before...
    I just wanted to share...
    Than you all again, for your contributions!!

  • @nickfrag That's great, @nickfrag! After I followed jimihendrick's steps, I went to do the same on another laptop, but noticed that on laptop #2, yahoo mail had not been blocked in Opera. I wonder what it was that turned "on" the block on my primary laptop in the first place...

  • @tomcha 10x a lot, solved. 🙂

  • @jimihendricks

    Finally someone figured it out. i stopped using opera Long Ago because of this...incredible no one at opera reads these forums and answers these or has this info in the help file.

    so better yet go into privacy and security and under automatic downloads and add Gmail .Com

    why on EARTH opera would have this by default is want peeps to use your browser....why annoy hundreds of millions of gmail users by not letting them download attachments.

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