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Email attachments

by latin / January 17, 2012 10:11 PM PST

Using Yahoo, Firefox, and WORD 2003 on an XP pc
--- I follow these steps in opening an
email attachment.

click the attachment icon.

I get
a message telling me the attachment has been virus checked and downloaded.

I goto
WORD and open the Downloads folder.

click on the attached file (at the top of the listing of files).

finally, I see the attachment.

This procedure seems unusually
clunky. Isn't there a way I can view the attachment simply by double clicking
the attachment icon?

Thanks for your help.

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If this is web mail . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 17, 2012 10:21 PM PST
In reply to: Email attachments

That's probably the only way. Have you tried an email client like Outlook Express, Outlook, or Thunderbird. These are real email clients.

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If you have the later versions of Yahoo email
by ChuckT / January 23, 2012 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: Email attachments

Assuming you are using Yahoo email, and if you have one of the more recent versions of it (as in the past couple of years) then you already have EASY methods of opening an attachment, such as a Word doc.

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