How to solve Pidgin Yahoo Messenger Connection Problem

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Lately, it seems that some people are having trouble connecting pidgin to Yahoo Messenger services. The problem seems to be associated with the Yahoo server itself.

Solving the Yahoo Messenger problem
A temporary solution for this problem is to change the Pidgin YM server setting.

Go to Accounts->Select your YM screen name->Edit Account->Advance.

Then change the original value of “scs.msg.yahoo.com” to any of these ip address:
66.163.181.183, 66.163.181.166 , 66.163.181.169, 66.163.181.170, 66.163.181.172, 66.163.181.171, 66.163.181.181, 66.163.181.182

As shown on the screenshot :

Pidgin Modify Account

Note that this is only a temporary solution and you should only use this as the last resort.

54 thoughts on “How to solve Pidgin Yahoo Messenger Connection Problem

  1. FYI I am using Pidgin 2.6.2 (libpurple 2.6.2)
    on opensuse 11.2
    and i leave the field blank
    In Accounts –> Advanced –> Page server
    Leave it blank it will be filled automatically and u r connected…
    Cool ??

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  3. I tried this method, but since the “Advanced tab” for pidgin 2.10.6 only has the following:
    Pager port: 5050
    File transfer server: filetransfer.msg.yahoo.com
    File transfer port: 80
    Chat room locale: us
    Encoding: UTF-8
    (checkbox) Unchecked Ignore conference and chatroom invitation
    (chckbox) Unchecked Use account proxy for HTTP and HTTPS connections
    Since 2.10.6 only has the above options, where possibly can I input the IP addresses for the pager server?

  4. I finally succeeded in loging onto my yahoo messenger account.

    Originally I encountered the “[email protected] disabled” message, followed with an “Error 1013: The username you have entered is invalid. The most common cause of this error is entering your email address instead of your Yahoo! ID.”

    From start I had my full yahoo email address in the username cell (Basic Tab). I deleted the “@yahoo.com” part of my username and the basic settings worked. In case anyone was fooling around with their advanced tab, mine was as follows:
    Pager port: 5050
    File transfer server: filetransfer.msg.yahoo.com
    File transfer port: 80
    Chat room locale: us
    Encoding: UTF-8
    (checkbox) Unchecked Ignore conference and chatroom invitation
    (chckbox) Unchecked Use account proxy for HTTP and HTTPS connections

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