Folks, I just received a message from "Moderators Central" of a rather
substantial change in the handling of email attachments. Note that
this isnot effective 'immediately', but coming "within the next few
Back by popular demand and coming soon -- Yahoo! Groups will be
enhancing and reinstating a feature that will give moderators the
ability to archive/store email attachments in Groups (removed 2003).
This will allow your group members to retrieve attachments along with
the original message at any time and not have to store them on their
OK, but what about the possibility of a virus within an attachments?
That's a good source of a virus.
The new procedure includes the ability for automatic virus scan of all
attachments. And note that the attachments will be stored by Yahoo and
available from the archived postings. Many of us have not permitted
attachments on our Yahoo Groups because of the virus threat. It
appears we may have to reconsider that restriction?
Another improvement is the ability to post FILE copies direct to a
folder of our own choosing, much like "moving" a PHOTO now. WOW, now
that will make my life a lot easier. My Outlook files are busting at
the seams. I'd sure like an easier way to move them to other folders
for storage. There are several other features being improved as well.
I'll post more about it when I get something from Yahoo.