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    Angry yahoo messenger

    ive been using gaim messenger and i can login to msn but not yahoo, any ideas any 1?? any 1??

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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    The only thing I can think of is to check all of your account settings (the login, the protocol, etc.). You might also check for the newest version of Gaim.

    What's the error message?

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    Linux User IsaacKuo's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Yahoo has an annoying habit of changing their protocol to thwart the use of third party IM clients. However, I'm using GAIM and my Yahoo messenging account is working just fine.

    I'm not sure what version of GAIM I'm using, but it's pretty old and it's whatever comes with Debian Stable. Thus, Yahoo must not have changed their protocol recently...
    Isaac Kuo, ICQ 29055726 or Yahoo mechdan

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    What port does yahoo messenger use? Is it blocked in your firewall? If you are using a router have you forwarded your port to your PC?

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