[Pidgin] #4596: Unable to Connect to Yahoo using Proxy Server

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Mon Jan 7 17:49:52 EST 2008

#4596: Unable to Connect to Yahoo using Proxy Server
Reporter:  sitecer  |       Owner:  lschiere    
    Type:  defect   |      Status:  new         
Priority:  minor    |   Component:  unclassified
 Version:  2.3.0    |    Keywords:              
 Pending:  0        |  
 Upon upgrading Yahoo Messenger to version 8.1, I am unable to consistently
 connect to Yahoo over my corporate proxy server ...  get error message
 that "Could not establish a connection with the server: Access Denied:
 HTTP proxy server forbids port 5050. tunneling.  I do not have Norton
 Security Firewall.  I think the problem is that when I  upgraded from gaim
 to pidgin and then yahoo messenger, the advanced setup fields for Yahoo
 carried over some unused settings ... see attachment.  I thoughe if I were
 able to clear these settings, I would have no problem, biut that is not
 the case.  Although the oiptions are not checked, I still ge tthe error.

 I am running XP SP3, and Cisco VPN client (

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4596>
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