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Yahoo Mail: Encrypted Attachments

[This post is the first of a series for the article: Neighborhood Crimebusters’ Web Based Community.]

Start a Neighborhood Crime Watch group
One of the best ways to improve the level of security around your home and your neighborhood is by getting to know your neighbors. A lot of community Neighborhood Crime Watch (NCW) groups have been formed and they have gone a long way in preventing crimes and also in helping the police identify and track down criminals. If the security around your home has been something on your mind, it is very likely that your neighbors are thinking the same too.

You can get started by meeting some of your neighbors and talking about it. You can also seek help from your local law enforcement. You should be able to start an NCW group by holding a meeting with your neighbors. Having some representatives from the police department would add a lot of weight to the effort.

Continue reading “Know Thy Neighbors – Set Up A Web Group” »

Sending emails with encrypted attachments

I was trying to send an email with Yahoo Mail with an attachment that had a password protected “zip” file. When I tried adding the attachment, I kept seeing this error message:

“There was a problem! No file specified. Please try again.”

I figured that this might be because Yahoo Mail was not able to scan the attachment with Norton Antivirus. I could not find any way to turn off this check. I was using Yahoo Mail Classic setting.

When I changed my setting to New Yahoo Mail and tried the same thing, I saw this message:

“Alert! There is a problem scanning <doc> for a virus. Send anyway | Cancel”

I chose “Send anyway” and the it went through!

Receiving emails with encrypted attachments

While trying to open the same attachment from my Sent folder, this is what I also found. If you receive an email on Yahoo Mail Classic, with an encrypted attachment, you will most likely not be able to download the attachment; but if you switch to New Yahoo Mail, then you will be able to open it.

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