It gives the usual msg,"sign in problems,or my acct has been compromised" etc,so I can report the problem I have uninstalled,and reinstalled and it still does the same thing. now it give me a new thing that says that I have been locked out,and a # 81003003.Why?? I have had yahoo for years,a month ago I loaded the 9.0 version,because yahoo wouldn't let me use the old one anymore how can I get my IM to work again!!!.
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Re: I have been unable to open my yahoo IM for days,
If your security settings are weak, hackers can easily obtain and change your user id and password. First, I would make sure the CAPS lock key is off, and reenter your user id and password. Second, if you have Yahoo! Mobile or a similar service, sign out of yahoo on your mobile phone - the IM may be detecting that you are signed in at multiple locations, thus giving you the error message. Third, if all else fails, click on the "forgot password?" link on the Yahoo homepage, and enter in the security information. If if fails to retrieve your user id and password information, call Yahoo - but be prepared to answer their security questiosn - they have to verify that you, yourself, are not a hacker.
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Click the "Messenger" menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences." 2. Enable the "No network detection" option and then click the "OK" button at the bottom of the window. 3. Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxy settings. Click the "OK" button. 4. Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.
you may have a registry problem download registry cleaner reginout to fix the issue
Check your Messenger is Sign in at the Time of Sign in to Yahoo mail
Check in MOBILE phone/any other Device as you Signed in
Check in any other Browser as you Signed in
Check any other yahoo account is Signed in your Computer
Restart your PC
Sign out from Mobile/any other Device
Yahoo has prevented us from having 2 Instant Messaging capable programs open and active at the same time. For example, Yahoo Messenger with Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Web messenger, your mobile phone, Ipod, or other computers etc. etc. Yahoo classifies all these programs as "Different devices or locations". Navigating from one to the other will close one program and you may get the notification message you refer to. OR someone has hacked into your account- Report to Yahoo and Try to Recover it-Send report Politely and concisely.Do not try to Send More report for Same cause.. If this Helped -Rate ME...Thanks for Contacting FixYa
whats your operating system... if its vista then you might have to run it in compatibility mode... and/or as administrator... you can do this by uninstalling yahoo messenger and then before install right click on the file and select properties...
next turn off your firewall... just to see if thats an issue...
and go for it...
if this happening in windows 7 then do the same and if it keeps happening then you will have to wait for an update...
but my advice to you is this... if unable to run latest version of yahoo messenger... your best bet for the interim might be yahoo webmessenger...
Install older version of yahoo messenger.. And let me tell your one thing that, when to try to login to your yahoo account on yahoo messenger, your internet connection must be responding. This you can ensure by keeping your server busy(opening websites). The problem you are telling might be caused when you are trying to login to yahoo account through yahoo messenger and yahoo mail. I recommend you that you open yahoo account through yahoo mail(only if you are unable to sign in to yahoo account through yahoo messenger.) yahoo mail now-a-days is providing yahoo chat service when you sign in your yahoo account on yahoo mail. at left side of your mail box you can see yahoo mini messenger.
You can only have one yahoo "Instant message capable" program open at one time. So if you move from Messenger to mail or chat you will get this message. If you want to have Yahoo Mail open with another Yahoo IM program you will have to set your status to "offline" in MAIL by using the dropbox next to your name ( all new mail) select "sign out of chat" In Classic mail its located in the Inbox. Your online chat contacts will vacate the inbox until you make yourself "Available" again. Yahoo classifies - Messenger - Mail - webmessenger - my yahoo - mobile phones - computers etc etc as different computers or devices - hence the confusion.
plz note that the sign problms are common these days, lots f yahoo users counter the error codes. Generally the errors are for a few hours but it may be for a day or two even, but that may be a worst servr down problm. try to use the version 8 of the yahoo coz its the best trouble free msngr..I myself downgraded frm 9beta to the normal 8 version though i use a highspeed net..thnx