Yahoo 's msn interoperability

Eric Richie edr1084 at
Tue Mar 18 11:50:44 EDT 2008

2008/3/18 Richard Laager <rlaager at>:

> On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 19:06 +0530, Sulabh Mahajan wrote:
> > Since windows live id can be any email id registered with msn, yahoo
> > prpl must have ability to add any type of email address as msn buddy.
> > Unfortunately there is no good method of differentiating between ids
> > while adding them as buddy, not without modifying the UI for letting
> > know the library which network the id belongs to.
> Does Yahoo allow arbitrary domain IDs? I thought that Yahoo IDs were
> like "rlaager" whereas MSN IDs are "rlaager at". If that's the
> case, differentiating them is trivial.

Yes unfortunately they do allow other things.  For instance with Adium we
had trouble with addresses (the accounts were sold with yahoo
services bundled and use the entire email address as the username.)  We put
up a blog post about it in case anyone is actually interested. ( )

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