Pidgin does not connect

Alexandra Zaharia f0rg3r at
Fri Jun 19 08:51:26 UTC 2009

>> If you are just trying to connect to Yahoo! Messenger, the problem might
>> be at their end.
>> There was discussion of the same matter on the ubuntu-es irc chan just a
>> while ago.
>> I and others, using Y!Mess with pidgin, noted the connection kept
>> dumping today. (while my MSN and Google Talk accounts did not
>> dump...just Yahoo!).

Yes, the problem is from Yahoo. My gtalk, AIM and MSN accounts are fine.

A workaround for the Yahoo protocol is to edit the account, go to the
'advanced' tab and replace the pager server with

This worked for me i.e. after I did this I could connect normally.

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