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Server error on Yahoo when connecting

I have always been able to use my cam on Yahoo until recently. As soon as I try to open cam I get a message in the yahoo cam box "waiting to reconnect" followed by the message"a network error occured while trying to connect to the servrer" I have unloaded and reloaded the Webcam software...any other suggestions? Yahoo is no real help in this situation.


Thanks, Butch

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Re: Server error on Yahoo when connecting

Check your firewall many are having this same issue especially with Norton

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