Download Yahoo Group Messages

05/05/2015 09:11 am
I would like to download all the messages from a Yahoo group that I follow. It would be nice to also download all the posted files, attachments, etc, but my main interest is downloading the messages themselves. So even if I can only download the messages that would be good.

Is this possible with Offline Explorer? If so can you give me the details of how to configure it to do this task?

Thank you for any help!
05/05/2015 09:15 am
I should also add. Ideally, the messages would be saved in such a way that I can navigate through them, see them in conversation context, etc. the same way I can do when I use the Yahoo groups site. But if that isn't possible, then at least if I can get all individual messages in the group to download so I can navigate them individually, manually, even if not in conversation context, that would be helpful.

I don't know of Offline Explorer can help with this but thanks again for any info...
Oleg Chernavin
05/06/2015 06:21 am
It should be easy to do. Use the Conversations link as the starting address of the Project, set Level to 10, allow to download only from the starting URL (starting server and directory) and download it.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
08/27/2015 01:18 am
I apologize as I started a new thread on this question not realizing I had posted the question before a few months ago. Please feel free to delete the other thread. I will follow up to your response in this thread here with a more detailed question since I still do not know how to make this work. Please see the follow up question below. Thank you.

I have tried this many ways and I'm unable to get it to work. Yes, it seems as it should be simple, but so far, it is not.

Exactly what are the specific settings needed in OE to download all pages of messages in a Yahoo Group for a specific group?

Here is an example of a page for a single message in a group. Note that you must be signed in to Yahoo Groups for this page to load.

What I want to be able to do is to save every message in the group.

For example. I would save the pages:




(Note that the numbers are different at the end of each url indicating a different message in the group.)

It should be a simple job but I don't know of any way to do it that actually works. Simply making the starting url

doesn't seem to work. Maybe because access to that url is restricted?

What specifically would need to be done to accomplish this task? Please provide a specific summary of all the critical steps/settings if possible and/or reveal the key to making this work. Thank you for any help!
Oleg Chernavin
08/27/2015 07:02 am
It doesn't allow me to browse this group. The site tells:


You need to be a member to perform this action.

If your membership allows that, please open this address in the Internal browser, logon into Yahoo groups online, make sure you see the messages and then start downloading them. I tried this with another group:

and it worked - all messages were downloaded.