Yahoo 's msn interoperability

Sulabh Mahajan at
Tue Mar 18 13:17:20 EDT 2008

As Eric said, yahoo do have a few ids on non yahoo domains.

Also in future other protocols like, lotus sametime and LCS support has to
be added. It would be better to have some concrete method of resolving ids.

Is it good to submit the patch solving interoperability of ids,
or wait for a better solution.


On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:20 PM, Eric Richie <edr1084 at> wrote:

> 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. (
> )
> -Eric
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