Author Topic: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?  (Read 750 times)

sdubose99

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Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« on: December 18, 2019, 10:06:49 AM »
The Dec 14 deadline has passed... and we don't have access to Group info online. But if I login using PG Offline, could I still download my data (messages, photos, files)?

"asking for a friend"
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Wilson Logan

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 03:20:19 PM »
Sorry no.

The Yahoo group service is, AFAIK, no longer available.

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 03:21:44 PM »
The Dec 14 deadline has passed... and we don't have access to Group info online. But if I login using PG Offline, could I still download my data (messages, photos, files)?

"asking for a friend"

Not in PG Offline, but you can still try and do the "Get My Data" thing from Yahoo themselves. Not the greatest but it seemed to grab some of the stuff that I ran out of time to do. It's in mbox format.

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 03:22:51 PM »
"It's in mbox format."

Which you can import into PGO.

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 03:29:14 PM »
I tried doing that but all I got were errors for some reason. Might be related to the attachments path being needed by PG Offline.

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 04:26:57 PM »
I think MBOX import might not be as robust as it could be.

I don't think it likes posts which contain HTML in the message body.

Yeah... I think it needs more work.

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 10:44:21 PM »
Can someone recommend a free tool to merge several MBOX files?

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2019, 10:38:19 AM »
Any decent text editor?  Textpad, Notepad++

There's nothing mysterious about them.  They're just text files.

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2019, 05:08:56 PM »
We don't have an mbox merge suggestion, but someone wrote a tutorial on how to view mbox files using Sylpheed. Thunderbird can also import mbox after you install a plugin.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dXeXfY5Huri_8NTUn4hl-iUZq9MMRL1Qbo7bp5YZpmE/edit

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2019, 10:00:02 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2019, 11:26:47 PM »
"It's in mbox format."

Which you can import into PGO.

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Wilson.

which version of PGO has the mbox import?


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Re: Is Yahoo Groups still downloadable now?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2019, 08:20:51 AM »
Latest...

http://www.personalgroupware.com/groupmanager/pg-offline-4-0-907.zip

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