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Topic # 70924 2-Nov-2010 21:05
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I hear that drop.io has been sold to facebook and is slowly winding down. What does that mean for the drop.io attachment service in Yahoo!Xtra email? It is very useful for sending large attachments. The drop.io website says - 




Other drop.io services like Presslift, our Yahoo! Mail Application, and our APIs will stay online for a longer period before the company winds down. We’ll announce more details on that soon. However, starting immediately, we’ll no longer be selling new premium accounts for those services.




Any idea what's happening yet?


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  Reply # 420323 22-Dec-2010 10:59
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*bump*

As of today I no longer see the drop.io service in my application list when using the online Yahoo!Xtra email. 


Can others confirm that the service is no longer available?
What will it be replaced with?
 

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  Reply # 420339 22-Dec-2010 11:27
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Hey - I've passed this onto our Broadband product team. As soon as I have a response I'll let you know.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 420344 22-Dec-2010 11:31
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Thanks.

I see that the service does not seem to be available any more, and it's a bit of a bummer.
I just tried to send a 34MB file to a client and Xtra itself only allows attachments of up to 25MB, so i had to upload the file to hotfile.com which is not very professional looking.

It was good to have drop.io incorporated right into the online email client as it was quick to access and use.


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  Reply # 420345 22-Dec-2010 11:33
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You can try https://www.yousendit.com, just beware you will want to unsubscribe to their infinite number of emails trying to get you to use the paid version, every few days.





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  Reply # 420346 22-Dec-2010 11:35
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So yes Drop IO has been purchased in whole by facebook. Drip IO has been withdrawn from Yahoo Mail apps worldwide.

Yahoo are currently working with a cendor to replace this useful app on their mail service. This will be appearing in the Apps Gallery sometime in the new year.



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  Reply # 420347 22-Dec-2010 11:35
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Yes, yousendit is similar to hotfile and rapidshare, but it was really nice just to have drop.io incorporated into the online Xtra email client rather than have to jump to another page for a service.



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  Reply # 420348 22-Dec-2010 11:36
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akia, great, thanks for your immediate response.

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  Reply # 420349 22-Dec-2010 11:36
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da5id: Yes, yousendit is similar to hotfile and rapidshare, but it was really nice just to have drop.io incorporated into the online Xtra email client rather than have to jump to another page for a service.


Yea sorry about that. We hope to get something in the new year to replace this in the apps gallery

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  Reply # 420387 22-Dec-2010 12:27
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You could always look at using Dropbox.




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  Reply # 420404 22-Dec-2010 12:45
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muppet: You could always look at using Dropbox.


Nice tooltip text...

Paul




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  Reply # 420407 22-Dec-2010 12:51
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ptinson:
muppet: You could always look at using Dropbox.


Nice tooltip text...

Paul

<offtopic>
Ha! You're the first to notice :)

I think there should probably be a length on that field.
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  Reply # 420422 22-Dec-2010 13:17
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muppet:
ptinson:
muppet: You could always look at using Dropbox.


Nice tooltip text...

Paul


Ha! You're the first to notice :)

I think there should probably be a length on that field.

OT:
Nice cows by the way, i meant to mention that a month or two back..
And beaker is a the best muppet of them all, apart from animal who rules.




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