yahoo login error 1236

Dario Laverde dario at
Sat Feb 6 15:41:03 EST 2010

Thanks for the response John, It's happening in yahoo_auth16_stage1_cb
and apparently there's already a related ticket for this: Ticket

"Too many failed logins" actually gets you error 1213  (ticket #10286)

And logging into the website doesn't help at all, in fact this also
happens with newly created accounts.


On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:58 AM, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at> wrote:
> On 02/02/2010 05:32 PM, Dario Laverde wrote:
>> I'm getting the following login error from with pidgin
>> 2.6.5 and was wondering if anyone else has gotten this:
>> yahoo, Authentication error: Account locked: Unknown reason.  Logging
>> into the Yahoo! website may fix this.. Code 1236
>> Anyone know what code 1236 means?
> Generally, error 1236 can mean two different things, depending on when it's
> received.  When received early in the login process (during the HTTPS auth
> requests), it means that the account has too many failed login attempts--you
> must log into yahoo's site and potentially wait a while before trying pidgin
> again.  When received later in the login process (after auth is complete), we
> don't yet know what it means.  I don't recall if we handle that error during
> auth or not.  We'd need a debug log to tell when you're receiving the error, but
> I would try logging into the website and waiting a while first.
> John

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