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  1. #1
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    Pidgin not working with Yahoo IM

    Yahoo started sending out a message that you have to update Yahoo IM on windows. Pidgin stopped working on 8/31. I have been searching all over and have not found any solution and only a few comments about upgrading Pidgin from the repositories.
    Anyone got any ideas??
    Fedora 24
    Pidgin 2.11.0-1.fc24 (libpurple 2.11.0)

    I am going to try Kopete but apparently this is a Yahoo issue.
    Wizofos

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    Re: Pidgin not working with Yahoo IM

    I am in the same boat. So I just started using Google Hangouts with Pidgin instead. But I am having problems with that not showing people online that I know are online. I am going to try to find something else to work with Pidgin. If you find something that works good please update this thread so that I and others will know the solution.

    Thanks

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    Re: Pidgin not working with Yahoo IM

    Basically, Verizon have decided in their infinite wisdom to 'upgrade' Messenger so that it now only works with their own messaging client which is not available for Linux.

    Alternate method? Use the web version in your browser. Failing that what about Teamspeak or just plain IRC? Also if using FF, there's an in-built chat function isn't there?

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    Re: Pidgin not working with Yahoo IM

    Thanks, I have been using the web version through Firefox but the advantage of Pidgin is that you have logs to remind you of past conversations.
    What I like about Pidgin is that I can use some of the more obscure protocols and all protocols are in one place.
    Wizofos

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    Re: Pidgin not working with Yahoo IM

    Jabber is a good choice if you can choose because its an open protocol (XMPP). This is what google uses BTW.

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    Re: Pidgin not working with Yahoo IM

    I will have to look into Jabber, thank you for the info semiRocket.

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