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Yahoo Groups To Delete All User Content! Download 'Em Now!

Yahoo Groups To Delete All User Content! Download ‘Em Now!

Yahoo Groups is planning to take a massive dump of all user content, so make sure you download all of your content ASAP!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the shocking decision by Yahoo Groups, and what it means for Yahoo Groups users!

 

Yahoo Groups To Delete All User Content

No, it’s not a joke or a hoax.

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – a day that will live in infamy (for Yahoo Groups users at least), Yahoo Groups announced their decision to eventually delete all user content.

Beginning 28 October 2019, users will be no longer be allow to upload new content. You can only share information with your group using email.

And on 14 December 2019, Yahoo Groups will permanently remove and delete all user content.

 

No, Yahoo Groups Is Not Shutting Down

Unlike what some major news websites have stated, Yahoo Groups isn’t really shutting down. At least not yet.

Yahoo Groups will continue to exist. However, there will be significant changes on how things will work :

  • There will no longer be any public groups.
  • All public groups will be made private or restricted
  • You will be allowed to search for private groups.
  • However, new group members will need to request an invite, or be invited by a group administrator.
  • Group administrators will still be able to manage group settings.
  • However, some admin functionality will be limited or eliminated.

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What User Content Are They Deleting?

Basically, EVERYTHING you ever posted or uploaded to Yahoo Groups :

  • Files
  • Polls
  • Links
  • Photos
  • Folders
  • Calendar
  • Databases
  • Attachments
  • Conversations
  • Email Updates
  • Message Digest
  • Message History

 

How Can I Download My Yahoo Groups Content?

Yahoo Groups is giving you until 13 December 2019 to download your content.

A. Downloading Photos From Yahoo Groups

  1. On your group’s main page, click Photos.
  2. Mouse over the image you want.
  3. Click the Download icon (Down arrow) to download it.

B. Downloading Files From Yahoo Groups

  1. On your group’s main page, click Files.
  2. Click a file you want to download.
  3. Select Save File and click OK.

C. Download Your Yahoo Groups Data

  1. Go to the Privacy Dashboard page of your Yahoo Groups
  2. Scroll down to “Download a summary of your data“.
  3. Click Request a download.

  1. Click Next.
  2. Enter an email address to receive the notification when the download is ready. It can take up to 30 days for a request to process.
  3. Click Request Download.
  4. Once you receive the notification email, go to the Privacy Dashboard page of your Yahoo Groups.
  5. Scroll down to “Download a summary of your data“.
  6. Click Your download requests.

  1. Click the Download link next to your download request.

 

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Yes, Yahoo Mail Is Still Alive… And They Have A New App!

Even though many of us have long ditched Yahoo Mail for Gmail, it still commands a significant number of users. And today, they announced a new Yahoo Mail app to break through Gmail’s dominance.

 

Yes, Yahoo Mail Is Still Alive

Yahoo Mail has been so out of sight, we could be forgiven for thinking that they went extinct or absorbed by another entity, like the once-famous Hotmail.

Yet, Yahoo Mail remains popular amongst the older generation that grew up with it, in spite of Gmail’s dominance.

 

The New Yahoo Mail App

Today on 24 September 2019, Yahoo launched a new version of their Mail app, that they promise will “redefine the way people use their inboxes in an era of Internet and Inbox overload“.

The new Yahoo Mail app will organise the email clutter for you, and empower you to personalise and control your inboxes, so you can focus on what matters most.

The new app will automatically group your messages into Views, such as Travel and Attachments. It will also let you control email overload by introducing an easy, one-tap unsubscribe tool.

Design refresh and deeper customisation

  • It will have a revamped interface that is built with today’s taller mobile screens in mind allows for intuitive one-hand usage with the new navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • The layout will be cleaner, colourful, easier to use, and customisable.
  • Users can also personalise their push notifications to highlight which type of mail they wish to be alerted to (personal vs. promotional) and tailor their inbox with custom colour themes and sounds.
  • There is also a drag and drop interface with fun animations.

Photos and files in one place

  • Now there’s one View that allows easy access and navigation of all mail attachments, including important files, travel documents, event tickets, and photos. The information users need is always at hand.

Industry-leading management of email subscriptions

  • With a View for subscriptions, users can browse the emails they’re subscribed to and unsubscribe from any newsletter with a single tap without leaving the app.

In addition, you can add and use your Gmail and Outlook accounts, making the Yahoo Mail app a multi-purpose inbox for all of your emails.

 

New Yahoo Mail App Availability

The new Yahoo Mail app will start rolling out progressively starting 24 September 2019, on both Android and iOS.

 

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The Flickr Acquisition By SmugMug – Everything You Need To Know!

After 13 years under Yahoo, Flickr has now been sold to SmugMug, a photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers. Here is everything you need to know about this acquisition and what it means to you. Don’t forget to check out the extended Q&A!

 

What Is SmugMug?

SmugMug is a photography platform dedicated to empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft. SmugMug allows photographers to create beautiful portfolios, use a powerful e-commerce platform to sell their photos, preserve their memories, and stand out with great options for showcasing their work.

 

What Will Change At Flickr?

Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same experience as you do now. SmugMug promises to make Flickr even better.

But if you prefer not to use Flickr under SmugMug’s management, you have until 25 May 2018 to remove your account.

If you want to keep your account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.

 

SmugMug + Flickr Q&A

What’s going to happen to my Flickr account?
At present, nothing. You will continue to log in with your current credentials and you will have the same experience you are used to. If things do change in the future, we’ll be as transparent as possible about the process and give you as much notice as we can about the issues that will matter to you.

Will anything happen to my photos or will they be moved?
You’ll still be able to access your photos as you do currently and they’ll retain the same flickr.com URL as always.

I got an email saying I have until May 25, 2018 to opt out of SmugMug’s Terms of Service and then my Flickr account will be governed by them. Explain please?
As part of the acquisition, all Flickr accounts will move to SmugMug’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You have until May 25, 2018 to either accept SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy or opt out. If you do nothing in that time, your account will simply transition from the current Yahoo Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to SmugMug’s Terms. If you don’t want to make this change, you can delete your account through your Account Settings page. If you want to preserve a copy of your photos, be sure to download them from your Camera Roll first!

We encourage you to read SmugMug’s Terms in detail, as you would with any site where you host your photos. It is worth noting that SmugMug has prided itself on having very photographer-friendly terms without some of the standard verbiage and licenses that many platforms grant themselves to use your data in a way that best suits them. This is one of the reasons we’re thrilled to have found a new home at SmugMug.

What are SmugMug’s plans for Flickr? Will the products be merged?
SmugMug loves Flickr and they want us to keep on being Flickr. There is no plan to merge the products. As we spend more time with the SmugMug team, we hope to find ways to coordinate our development work and provide two great destinations dedicated to visual storytellers and creatives.

Will my Flickr Pro subscription change?
You’ll remain a Pro member and continue to enjoy all the benefits of a Pro membership. We’ve just started offering a 45-day free trial for new Pros who sign up for a yearly subscription. We’re also extending this offer to folks who may have been Pro in the past and want to come back to give it a try. Learn more on our Pro page.

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Do I still have to log in to Flickr with my Yahoo login?
Yes. During our transition process, you will continue to sign in using your existing login credentials. Over time, Flickr’s sign-in will be separated from Yahoo’s and when that happens, you’ll have the ability to choose how you log in.

I actually can’t remember what my login is — can you help me?
If you are unable to log in to your Flickr account, please start by going through the Yahoo Help Page and click the “Contact us” link on the lower left. Follow the prompts there to communicate with a Customer Care agent.

I have a SmugMug account — will my accounts be merged?
No, your SmugMug and Flickr accounts will remain separate and independent for the foreseeable future.

When are you going to fix Explore?
Ha! Nice try. You know the first rule of Explore is that we don’t talk about Explore.

Honestly, though, there are numerous parts of Flickr that we plan to improve and SmugMug supports our desire to make your experience better. Before making any significant changes to the Flickr experience, SmugMug is committed to spending time getting to know the community and listening to your needs. We will share updates as we map out our future together.

What happens to the Flickr staff that we all know and love?
You can’t get rid of us.

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Search Engine Robot IP Addresses – Googlebot, BingBot, MSNBot + More!

Also known as a crawler, a bot or a spider, the search engine robot is a program crawls through your website to index its pages. This allows search engines to identify relevant pages and serve them to people searching for specific topics.

Letting a search engine robot crawl your website is critical to its ability to rank high in search results.. Therefore, it really pays to ensure that these crawlers have no problem accessing your website, and crawl through its pages.

To help you do that, here is the list of common search engine robot IP addresses.

 

Search Engine Robot IP Addresses

Please let us know if the list is out-of-date, or if you have any suggestion to improve this list.

Google : Googlebot

FromTo
64.233.160.064.233.191.255
66.102.0.066.102.15.255
66.249.64.066.249.95.255
72.14.192.072.14.255.255
74.125.0.074.125.255.255
209.85.128.0209.85.255.255
216.239.32.0216.239.63.255

Bing : BingBot

FromTo
104.146.0.0104.146.63.255
104.146.100.0104.146.103.255
104.146.104.0104.146.111.255
104.146.112.0104.146.112.255
104.146.113.0104.146.113.255

MSN Search / Live Search : MSNBot

FromTo
64.4.0.054.4.63.255
65.52.0.065.55.255.255
131.253.21.0131.253.47.255
157.54.0.0157.60.255.255
207.46.0.0207.46.255.255
207.68.128.0207.68.207.255

Baidu : BaiduSpider

FromTo
103.6.76.0103.6.79.255
104.193.88.0104.193.91.255
106.12.0.0106.13.255.255
115.231.36.136115.231.36.143
115.231.36.144115.231.36.159

Yahoo : Yahoo Slurp

FromTo
8.12.144.08.12.144.255
66.196.64.066.196.127.255
66.228.160.066.228.191.255
67.195.0.067.195.255.255
68.142.192.068.142.255.255
72.30.0.072.30.255.255
74.6.0.074.6.255.255
98.136.0.098.139.255.255
202.160.176.0202.160.191.255
209.191.64.0209.191.127.255

Yandex : YandexBot

FromTo
100.43.64.0100.43.79.255
100.43.80.0100.43.80.255
100.43.81.0100.43.81.255
100.43.82.0100.43.82.255
100.43.83.0100.43.83.255

Please let us know if the list is out-of-date, or if you have any suggestion to improve this list.

 

How Can I Make Use Of This List?

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If you employ a blacklist to block out malicious attackers, you can use the list to make sure none of the search engine robot IP addresses are listed in your blacklist.

If you don’t do that, the blacklist can prevent search engine robots from crawling your website, at great cost to your search rankings.

You can also add these search engine robot IP addresses to a whitelist. This ensures that your security plugins will never impede a genuine search engine robot from indexing your website.

 

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