[Pidgin] Protocol Specific Questions modified

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Page "Protocol Specific Questions" was changed by rekkanoryo
Diff URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Protocol%20Specific%20Questions?action=diff&version=127>
Revision 127
Comment: Some info about the infamous "Too many failed login attempts" error on Yahoo.
Index: Protocol Specific Questions
--- Protocol Specific Questions (version: 126)
+++ Protocol Specific Questions (version: 127)
@@ -297,6 +297,11 @@
 === Why doesn't my yahoo.co.uk account work? (error code:"Invalid username") ===
 Change your Yahoo account's `Username` from 'username at yahoo.co.uk' to only 'username' (remove: '@yahoo.co.uk').
+=== I get a message that says "Too many failed login attempts" but I logged into the website like the message said and it still doesn't work! ===
+This seems to happen for several different reasons, but an easy one to run into is account deactivation, particularly if you signed up for a Yahoo! account on the Yahoo! Mail site instead of the main Yahoo! site.  If you don't log into Yahoo! Mail for four months, your mail account is deactivated; this seems to be at least partially related to the login failures error.
+For some people, logging into any Yahoo! website is sufficient to restore the account to a working status.  For others, you must log into [http://mail.yahoo.com Yahoo! Mail] specifically.  If that still doesn't work, try logging into other Yahoo! sites.  Beyond this, there's not much we can really do, as the login server returns the error and refuses to let us continue logging into the messenger service.
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