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No Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: dodobird
Date: October 14, 2009 05:04AM

I did some searching of the forum, but maybe I'm not putting in the right words. When I go to yahoo mail my images in my emails do not show up. They will show a "frame" as if they are loading, but then the frames go away and no image shows up. I have checked and Block Images is unchecked, Java and JavaScript are unchecked and I don't find any other settings in K-Meleon or yahoo mail to change. I'm sure it's something simple, I just don't know what it is. Any help please, thanks.

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Re: No Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: siria
Date: October 14, 2009 05:26AM

Have seen some threads about Yahoo, can't remember for sure what it was, but try again with the yahoo-classic version...

There are tons of probs with yahoo, just do a forum-search on "yahoo". Some have been solved, IIRC have read somewhere lately they accept now default KM-user-agent, (before it had to be set to Firefox), but there are some specialists here who know much better smiling smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/2009 05:36AM by siria.

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Re: No Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: disrupted
Date: October 14, 2009 06:32AM

we had quite a run with this one.

you just need to enable 'accept all cookies' under privacy or cache settings to view the images in yahoo mail preview. sounds bizarre but that's how it works in yahoo.

more in this thread:
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?3,60295

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Re: No Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: dodobird
Date: October 14, 2009 10:44AM

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disrupted
we had quite a run with this one.

you just need to enable 'accept all cookies' under privacy or cache settings to view the images in yahoo mail preview. sounds bizarre but that's how it works in yahoo.

more in this thread:
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?3,60295


Thanks disrupted,
"'accept all cookies' under privacy or cache settings"
That simple enabling did the trick, never would have thought of that one. Thank you.

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Solution to no Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: Doon
Date: October 20, 2009 05:30PM

I'm directing this to Yahoo mail users in general, it's an alternate solution to the image loading problem, using only session cookies.

I'm a new K-Meleon user and a long time Yahoo Mail (Classic) user. I'm also very anti-cookie and have only ever allowed session cookies. When I recently tried viewing mail with photo attachments I found that photos embedded in the body of the mail would load fine, but the prevew images for attached images would be blank.

With a bit of effort I was able to login and view all images with only some session cookies set, avoiding the "Always Accept Cookies" dilemma which allows cookies from all 3rd party advertisers and such, and nullifying the need to clear all cookies afterward (session cookies disappear when the browser is closed).



I am unable to use or test the 'new' Yahoo mail, but here is how to view images without any problem using Yahoo! Mail Classic:

In the K-Meleon Preferences (Press F2), under Privacy & Security, in the Accept Cookies section on the General tab.

Choose: Never (Block cookies)
Then click the Exceptions button and enter the following addresses exactly as you see them here, using the Allow for Session button:

login.yahoo.com
mail.yahoo.com
ac4.yahoo.com


Once entered, close everything and you should be set. This minimal server listing has worked for me over multiple dialup sessions here in the USA.

If you're in Europe, I suggest this list instead:

login.yahoo.com
mail.yahoo.com
ird.yahoo.com
ch1.yahoo.com



The "login.yahoo.com" and "mail.yahoo.com" will get you logged in, and the others will let you see the thumbnail image previews, because that is where they are being served from at this time.

However, if the thumbnail image servers I've listed doesn't work for you (a distinct possibility given the world-wide nature of things), or if this listing breaks at some time in the future due to a new or different server, then you can find out what you need yourself using two different methods.

You can right-click an email in your inbox, click "Save Link Target As" and save the "showMessage.htm" to your desktop, then load the htm in a text editor and look for a known picture name based on the preview images you can't see ("beautiful_landscape.jpg" for example.), and you will find an 'img' tag that will look something like this:

<img alt="beautiful_landscape.jpg" src="http: //thumbp1.mail.vip.ac4.yahoo.com/
tn?sid=112864525&mid=AMUkdhdBvsPfgdSSmwkc&midoffset=1_185512&partid=2&f=538
&fid=Inbox"/>beautiful_landscape.jpg</a>

Note the thumbnail image server, in this case "thumbp1.mail.vip.ac4.yahoo.com". Copy the address starting with the segment preceeding the yahoo, in this case "ac4.yahoo.com", then paste it into the cookie exceptions box as described above. That should take care of things.

Another method is to right-click on the block where the missing thumbnail preview image should be displayed in your email message (where your cursor changes when you hover the mouse), then click "Image -- Image Properties" in K-Meleon's pop-up context menu. You should then see an info box with a URL line that shows the server where the picture is being served from, insert the proper portion of the address into the exceptions box as I've described above. Tip: when the info box pops up you can probably press Ctrl-C to copy it's contents to your clipboard as text.

If anyone discovers any other necessary servers then please feel free to post them.


Update: I found the following list of Yahoo servers while doing some research (I also discovered this interesting site: http://www.robtex.com/dns/ac4.yahoo.com.html ) but I do NOT recommend using any them (unless you need to), I suggest you follow the instructions above to find the servers YOU need to use, but I'll post these here as an example of what you're most likely to encounter in the future.

login.yahoo.com
mail.yahoo.com
ird.yahoo.com
ch1.yahoo.com
ac4.yahoo.com
ac3.yahoo.com
ac2.yahoo.com
re1.yahoo.com
re2.yahoo.com
re3.yahoo.com
re4.yahoo.com
sp1.yahoo.com
sp2.yahoo.com
sk1.yahoo.com
gq1.yahoo.com
tp2.yahoo.com
aue.yahoo.com
mud.yahoo.com
ukl.yahoo.com
yimg.com

Those last few are actually equivilent to some higher in the list but I've included them because they are used frequently. A reverse lookup of "yimg.com", for example, leads to sp1 and re4.yahoo.com. Also, there seems to be many country specific servers, particularly in Asia, such
as: in2.yahoo.com, cn2.yahoo.com, kr1.yahoo.com, kr3.yahoo.com, tw1.yahoo.com, sg1.yahoo.com, cnh.yahoo.com. I will also note that the "login.yahoo.com" URL could change in different countries too. Again, I don't recommend blindly adding any of these to your cookie exceptions list.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2009 02:23PM by Doon.

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Re: Solution to no Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 20, 2009 08:55PM

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Doon
Note the thumbnail image server, in this case "thumbp1.mail.vip.ac4.yahoo.com". Copy the address starting with the segment preceeding the yahoo, in this case "ac4.yahoo.com", then paste it into the cookie exceptions box as described above. That should take care of things.

Thanks for this new contribution. It worked like a charm.

In my case was thumbp1.mail.vip.ird.yahoo.com.

I didn't try the other method suggested of accept cookies at will, as you, so this is very welcome smiling smiley

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Re: Solution to no Images in yahoo mail
Posted by: siria
Date: October 20, 2009 10:30PM

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Doon
Choose: Never (Block cookies)
Then click the Exceptions button and enter the following addresses exactly as you see them here, using the Allow for Session button:
login.yahoo.com
mail.yahoo.com
ac4.yahoo.com

....you can find out what you need yourself. Simply right-click an email in the inbox, click "Save Link Target As" and save the "showMessage.htm" to your desktop, then load the htm in a text editor and look for a known picture name based on the preview images you can't see ("beautiful_landscape.jpg" for example.), and you will find an img tag that will look something like this:
WHOW, very cool trick!! grinning smiley Thanx, will try to remember this!
You've definitely found the right browser for you, everything is possible but may take some ingenuity grinning smiley

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re: blank preview image in yahoo mail
Posted by: Doon
Date: October 21, 2009 05:21AM

Thank you John, it looks like "ird.yahoo.com" might cover the UK and Europe. I have edited my original posting to include your server along with some others I found. I suggest adding "ch1.yahoo.com" to your list, as CH1 and IRD seem to cover Europe.

Siria, thank you for your kind words. I've seen your enthusiasm for this browser and I've begun to share in some of it. drool smiley

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Re: re: blank preview image in yahoo mail
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 21, 2009 05:40AM

Ok, thanks for the tip smiling smiley

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