Cannot connect to Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo IM

David Woolley forums at
Sat Sep 10 04:29:26 EDT 2011

AndyS19 wrote:
> I just installed pigin and it does not connect to my Windows Live 
> Messenger and Yahoo IM.

> (11:49:52) *proxy:* Error connecting to 
> (Connection timed out.).

Looks like a firewall problem.  Particularly on Windows, local firewalls 
consider the requesting program as well as the destination.
David Woolley
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