I would have thought that it would make more sense to do a virus scan
before the message and any attachments were even put in the inbox,
rather than putting a potentially dangerous message in the inbox and
then waiting for the user to click on an attachment before the virus
scan is done.
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "jbeaul" <joe@b...> wrote:
> Ironically, beta participants are reporting just the opposite here -
> the virus scan is not always occuring.
> A large part of the value of web-based mail, at least for me and
> those I recommend it to, is the mandatory virus scan feature prior
> to download.
> To answer your question, the ability to bypass the virus scan would
> be considered a significant weakness in the interface. Granted,
> having to page back and forth to download several attachments is a
> royal pain. The good news is that the new version (in beta) doesn't
> require this and while still providing the virus scan.
> --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "tj" <looker54911@y...> wrote:
> > hi group - nice group by the way - glad to be a part of it.
> > my question is that for no apparent reason there has been a change
> > in how yahoo mail opens images. specifically jpgs. i used to be
> > to just click on the jpg image and it would open.
> > as of about 4 or 5 days ago now i get a screen that says "virus
> > results". at this page i have the ability then to hit the download
> > attachment button or the back to message button. if i click the
> > download attachment button i then get a screen that says open/save
> > etc etc..
> > after viewing the attachment i then close it - hit the back to
> > message button to go back to the message so i can then open the
> > attachment. this is extremely frustrating and never used to occur.
> > anybody that has a workaround to this - i certainly would love to
> > hear from you.
> > post a message or send me one directlly to my email address.
> > thanks so much in advance.
> > todd