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    Problems connecting to Yahoo Instant Messenger?

    If you aren't the Yahoo Instant Messenger (YIM) client to connect to the Yahoo Instant Messenger servers, you might have noticed that you've been unable to connect to YIM over the past few days. The reason for this is that Yahoo has made some upgrades to their authentication protocols. These protocols have been updated in the Yahoo clients but the YIM development team appears to have neglected to mention this to third party client development teams such as the teams responsible for Pidgin, Trillian, and AdiumX.

    This wasn't a problem until Yahoo began updating their YIM servers to the new protocols on June 17th/18th. Here is some of your options:

    If you are using Pidgin:

    1. Launch Pidgin
    2. Navigate to Accounts-->Manage-->Select Your Yahoo Account-->Modify-->Advanced
    3. Add the following in the Pager Server field:
    4. Save and Close
    5. Restart Pidgin

    If you are using AdiumX:

    A Beta version supporting the new authentication protocol is already available.

    1. Launch AdiumX
    2. Navigate to Adium-->Preference-->General
    3. Verify Update to beta versions when available is selected
    4. Navigate to Adium-->Check for Updates...
    5. Restart AdiumX

    For anyone else, or if you don't want to use a beta client,

    Try adding to your hosts file and restarting your client.

    On a Macs, Unix, and Linux, the hosts file is usually located in: /etc/hosts
    In Windows, the host file location depends on your version of windows:
    XP and Vista: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    NT/2000/XP Pro: NT/2000/XP Pro c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Windows 95/98/Me: c:\windows\hosts

    Diet Fads

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    Even though im still using pidgin, there seems to be no problem at all on my end.
    But stil great effort to put up some nice info, Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranges View Post
    Even though im still using pidgin, there seems to be no problem at all on my end.
    But stil great effort to put up some nice info, Thanks for sharing.
    My pleasure.

    I'm posting this now because not all of the servers have been upgraded yet. It's still hit or miss. Hopefully Yahoo leaves a few on their old standard until the third party clients are able to catch up.

    Diet Fads

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    Don't know about problem connecting to YIM but there must be some problem connecting to yahoo mail sometimes as they are changing something IMO.


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    Thanks very much m42... I was wondering what's going on with my pidgin.. now it works as usual... once again thanks...

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