cant connect to Yahoo with pidgin 2.7.3

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Fri Aug 13 06:52:14 EDT 2010


On 08/13/2010 03:33 AM, Uwe Strahlendorf wrote:
>  Hi there,
> 
> I updated to pidgin 2.7.3 few days ago and discovered that I couldn't
> connect to Yahoo messenger-service from that time on.
> I tested connection with original Yahoo messi, what works fine.
> I installed pidgin 2.7.1 again, now I can connect to Yahoo with that
> version of pidgin again.
> May be someone could check what is wrong in 2.7.3 regarding Yahoo
> connectivity.

There is nothing "wrong" with Pidgin 2.7.3 with respect to Yahoo connections.

You are probably on a network with a proxy server.  If you upgrade to 2.7.3
again and edit your account, you'll find a checkbox on the Advanced tab labeled
"Use account proxy for HTTP and HTTPS connections"; try checking/unchecking it
(if it's checked, uncheck it; if it's unchecked, check it).

John

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