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Yahoo email won't attach a Music File

by vibeman / January 26, 2015 2:08 AM PST

Windows Vista. Google and Yahoo Mail.
When I am sending an e-mail using Yahoo Mail and Internet Explorer 9 it won't allow me to attach a music file to the email to be sent.
Allows attachments for Pictures and Documents but NOT music files.

If I use Google and Firefox the music files attach normally.

Thanks.

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And if you cheat?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 2:14 AM PST

What if you rename the .MP3 to .PDF or .TXT?

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Yahoo email won't attach a Music File
by vibeman / January 26, 2015 9:39 PM PST
In reply to: And if you cheat?

Changed to suggestions. Did not work!
Thanks.

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AHA. 2.5 or more megabytes?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 11:49 PM PST
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Why not use Dropbox or similar and put ...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 2:15 AM PST

thelink in your email.
Dafydd.

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by vibeman / January 26, 2015 9:41 PM PST

I don't know about Dropbox. Where do I find that and how do I install it?
Please give me the full instructions.
Appreciat your assistance. Thanks.

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Dropbox.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 9:53 PM PST

There are other free programs that do a similar job. In Dropbox you browse to your music file and click copy link. Then you paste that into your email and your friend gets the email and clicks on the link.
https://www.dropbox.com/
Dafydd.

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Does the file meet the attachment
by orlbuckeye / January 26, 2015 3:10 AM PST

file requirements according to maximum size? Remember videos and music files are bigger then most pictures unless they are super high resolution.

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by vibeman / January 26, 2015 9:43 PM PST

My music files can be anything from 2.5 MB to 8.MB. Well within the allowed MB's.
Thanks but still no luck.

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Re: mail
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 10:03 PM PST

- If you use google mail (gmail?) in IE9 and Yahoo mail in Firefox, what happens?
- And what exactly does 'not allow' mean? I mean: you click the paperclip (or whatever), browse to the mp3 file, click "OK" (or "add" or whatever) and what happens then?

Kees

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Yahoo email won;t attach a Music File
by vibeman / January 28, 2015 5:46 AM PST
In reply to: Re: mail

I have used Firefox with Google and the Music files attach without a problem
I just wonder why this problem suddenly started after years of no problem using Google
in Internet Explorer.

Who can I contact to maybe be abl;e to rectify this problem. Do you think it is a problem with IE9 ?
Thanks for your assistance.

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Good find. Thought? Reset IE, retest.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2015 6:01 AM PST
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