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To sort out your yahoo messenger problems please read carefully this detailed solution


Hallow Friend,
If you have tried restarting your computer,signing in with your Yahoo e-mail prefix (without the @yahoo.com)and your e-mail password without success, and you are sure your caps aren'tlocked and your information is correct, your Yahoo! Messenger connection information maybe incorrect. Follow these steps to configure your connection:

Solution 1.) Click theMessenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "ConnectionPreferences."

Enable the "Firewall with no proxies" option.

Select the correct Internetconnection type and country from the pull-down menus.

Click the OK button at thebottom of thewindow.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxysettings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo!ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

The above configuration works in most situations. (However, if you connect inthis way, you won't be able to use the Voice feature.) If this configurationdoesn't work, follow these steps:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "ConnectionPreferences."

Enable the "No network detection" option and then click the OK buttonat the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxysettings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

If neither of the above options work (sorry), you're probably behind a firewallor proxy serverthat requires you to enter its address. Follow these steps:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "ConnectionPreferences."

Enable the "Use proxies" option.

Enter your firewall or proxy server's address and port number. Contact your network administrator(if you're at work), or your Internet service provider (if you're athome) to determine the correct firewall and proxy settings.

Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in with your new proxysettings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

If you try all of the steps above and Yahoo! Messenger still can't connect,contact your network administrator, Internet Service Provider (ISP), or theperson who initially set up your computer to ensure that your firewall and/orproxy settings are correct.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

Solution 2.) You may have accidently saved your ID or password with errors init. To resolve this issue, clear your cache.

For InternetExplorer:
Click on: Tools
Click on: Internet options
Click on: Delete Cookies
Click on: Delete Temporaryfiles

For Firefox:
Click on: Tools
Click on: Clear private data
Check: All the boxes
Click on: Clear private data now

Now try to log onto Yahoo Messenger.

Solution 3.) If Step 1 and Step 2 don't solve your sign in issue, tryun-installing then re-installing Yahoo Messenger:

Close Yahoo Messenger
Click on: Start
Click on: ControlPanel
Click on: Add/remove programs
Locate and remove Yahoo Messenger

Download Yahoo Messenger:

Yahoo Messenger for Windows:
http://messenger.yahoo.com

Yahoo Messenger for Vista:
http://messenger.yahoo.com/windowsvista....

If you are still unable to sign in, on Internet Explorer:

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER

If that doesn't help, here is a link to Yahoo Help:

IMPORTANT: If all of the above does NOT solve your problem, here is a link to Yahoo! MessengerHelp Form:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

For future reference, please note there is a link to Yahoo Messenger Help atthe very top of your Yahoo Messenger!

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If you have tried restarting your computer, signing in with your Yahoo e-mail prefix (without the @yahoo.com) and your e-mail password without sucess, and you are sure your caps aren't locked and your information is correct, Yahoo Messenger Help suggests the following:

Copied and pasted from Yahoo Messenger Help:

Why can't I connect with Yahoo! Messenger?

No go, eh? We're sorry to hear you're having problems connecting to our servers. Your Yahoo! Messenger connection information may be incorrect. Follow these steps to configure your connection:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences."

Enable the "Firewall with no proxies" option.

Select the correct Internet connection type and country from the pull-down menus.

Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxy settings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

The above configuration works in most situations. (However, if you connect in this way, you won't be able to use the Voice feature.) If this configuration doesn't work, follow these steps:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences."

Enable the "No network detection" option and then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxy settings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

If neither of the above options work (sorry), you're probably behind a firewall or proxy server that requires you to enter its address. Follow these steps:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences."

Enable the "Use proxies" option.

Enter your firewall or proxy server's address and port number. Contact your network administrator (if you're at work), or your Internet service provider (if you're at home) to determine the correct firewall and proxy settings.

Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in with your new proxy settings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

Nov 05, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo Mess.would not let me sigh out yesterday. Removed Y9 and installed Y 10. Would not let me sin into mail. Now OK. Tried to sign into MY MESSENGER AND STATES "ID IN USE", WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO GAIN ACCESS. E-MAIL ADDRESS IS - lollylynn54@yahoo.com


Hello.

First, restart your computer (eloect Start - Shutdown and Restart).

If still a problem, contact Yahoo tech support at:

800-318-0783 (in US) or

Yahoo.email address (for customer care)

cc-advoc@yahoo-inc.com

Hope this helps.

Sep 12, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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A friend has sent me YIM 9.0 on a disc so I can bypass the slow time it will take for me to download it myself via my dialup. I have the Yahoo Folder located under Program Files, and created a shortcut to the Yahoo Messenger application. I can click on it, it does load up, but I have not been able to signin, and yes I am using my proper Yahoo ID & PW. Help!


Check out the Yahoo blog for the latest help on this subject ( 18 August 2009 )

http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2009/08/18/help-with-sign-on-issues-in-yahoo-messenger-9-0/

My own advice is
1) Shutdown computer - power off the router for one minute - restart computer

2) Have more than one browser available for trouble shooting. Keep browsers up to date to incorporate all the patches - I run Firefox, Google Chrome and IE. Keep one browser clear of add-ons and plug-ins.
Always have the browser you are using designated as default - even if you only have one

3) Download and run CCleaner daily - to keep your browsers fully operational
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

4) Make sure Yahoo toolbar is up to date

5) Sign in here to reset cookies
https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify

6) If you have a Yahoo email address:- drop the '@Yahoo.com' from your username to sign in

7) Check the date and time are correct on your computer

8) If you have your settings to sign in automatically and recently changed your password check this out
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/messenger/mstacantsignin.html

9) Make sure your firewall has Messenger on the 'allow' list.

10) Set your status in Yahoo Mail to 'Offline'

Oct 24, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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