Yahoo! Briefcase

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Yahoo! Breifcase
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URL http://briefcase.yahoo.com/
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Yahoo Briefcase was a service that allowed people using Yahoo to store up to 25 megabytes of data, for "free". As the 25mb (not gigabytes, and not 250mb, but twenty-five megabytes) indicates, this service stored a very large amount of data, therefore requiring Yahoo to reduce the amount of data allowed stored by account. Why Yahoo suddenly decided to stop supporting this service is unknown, but the warning time was roughly 60 days, which is long by Yahoo standards but hardly ideal for a service up for nearly a decade.

Any attempt to access http://briefcase.yahoo.com results in being redirected to the respective Yahoo homepage for your country.

Here is a copy of the letter sent out towards the end of the 60 day period:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Final Notice: Yahoo! Briefcase Is Closing - Action Required
Date:   13 Mar 2009 08:43:59 -0700
From:   Yahoo!<yahoo@email.yahoo-inc.com>
Reply-To:       Yahoo!<no-reply@email.yahoo-inc.com>

Yahoo!

Dear Yahoo! Briefcase user,

We will be officially closing Yahoo! Briefcase on March 30, 2009. Until
then, we are offering you the opportunity to download your files back to
your computer. You will need to take action before we close, after which
any files remaining on Yahoo! Briefcase will be deleted and no longer
accessible.

To access your Yahoo! Briefcase account, click the link below:

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/ <http://briefcase.yahoo.com>

If you are a Yahoo! Briefcase Premium subscriber, your current
subscription will be canceled on March 30, 2009. We will refund the
unused portion of your Premium subscription, if any. The refund will
appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. So
please make sure that your billing information is correct and
up-to-date. For more information, please visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

For additional information or to review a list of our frequently asked
questions, click the link below:

Briefcase Help
<http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/briefcase/closing/index.html>

We appreciate your being a Yahoo! Briefcase user.

Sincerely,

Yahoo! Customer Support

Please do not reply to this message. This is a service email related to
your use of Yahoo! Briefcase. To learn more about Yahoo!'s use of
personal information, including the use of Web beacons in HTML-based
email, please read our Privacy Policy. Yahoo! is located at 701 First
Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Go to Web beacons: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/webbeacons/
Go to Privacy Policy: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/

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