Unable to log on to Yahoo behind a proxy.

shailbruce shailbruce at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 10:27:26 EST 2010

shailbruce wrote:
> Alright, I search this problem a lot in both google as well as this forum
> but couldn't find any solution.
> I am behind a LAN network that connects to the internet through a proxy
> (which requires username  and password). Since the time Yahoo decided to
> suddenly change its protocols (password authentication program) I have had
> no luck being able to log onto yahoo through  my linux. For some time in
> between I could log on through an older version using some other pager
> fields. But even that has not been working since many months. I didnt
> require much messaging and so I forgot about it and went on to use web
> messenger. But now I have decided to again work on this problem so that I
> can once again use pidgin.
> After I came to realize the yahoo's plans to do modification, I upgraded
> to the latest (then) pidgin version 2.5.8 and tried to log on again; but
> with no luck. Later I read in the official news site of pidgin (for
> version 2.5.8) that those behind proxy cannot login no matter what.
> My question is : does that still hold? Will I still not be able to log on
> to yahoo in the latest versions. From my experience, after downloading the
> latest version 2.6.4, I've had no luck again. I wonder why the proxy
> fields are given when they are useless?
> Is there any way to sort this problem out?
> If not, can anyone please direct me to some other messenger for linux
> through which I will be able to chat on yahoo.
> Thank you.

I forgot to mention that I use Linux exclusively so please avoid giving
solutions for windows or any other OS (I guess windows already doesn't  have
this problem).

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