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Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated YIM or YM) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!.

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How can I recover emails from twenty years ago on my yahoo sent box?

I have been using the same email address on yahoo all my life. I sent an email to someone in 2002 containing some vital informantion which I now need. When I consult the sent box and sort by ...
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Exporting Yahoo emails to Outlook 2016 won't copy folders, even with IMAP

UPDATE: I'd still like to do this, but with Outlook 2016. I am trying to copy my Yahoo emails into Outlook 2010. However, when I select to send/receive all folders, only the Inbox will copy to Outlook....
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Where is yahoo messenger desktop (windows)? [closed]

I have been searching for the latest version of yahoo desktop messenger,but strangely all search leads me to https://messenger.yahoo.com. This page doesn't have any link for desktop version of yahoo. ...
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Notification idle yahoo messenger

Can I receive any kind of notification (e.g., sound notification, tool-tip next to the clock, email, etc.) when someone starts being idle AND when it stops being idle? This would really help me. ...
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Multiprotocol IM app that supports Yahoo Messenger "app passwords" with 2-step sign in?

Is there any multiprotocol IM app that supports Yahoo's "App passwords" that are used after 2-step sign in is enabled? I tried Miranda IM and Pidgin but they don't work with the app password (error: ...
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How do I change the running app icon for Yahoo! Messenger?

I'm using Yahoo Messenger for work however the giant smiley face looks very unprofessional on my dock. I changed the App icon the normal way and it works when the program isn't running, however when ...
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I am not able to sign into yahoo messenger

The error is We can't sign you in to yahoo! Messenger. There might be a problem with your Internet connection. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet. Click Troubleshoot to begin ...
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Yahoo messenger IM logs

I would just like to ask, does yahoo messenger saves im logs to my computer locally? If so, where can I find it? Or it is saved online to yahoo servers and nothing is saved locally?
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How to find out if my IM messages are encrypted?

I'm a Yahoo Messenger addict and I use it extensively with Pidgin on Debian. Unfortunately I moved to a place where I have to share a privately operated network connection with a lot of people I'm not ...
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How to export all archived yahoo messenger chat history quickly?

Currently I have to open chat history, clicking on each nick to see the chat content and keep clicking load more to see more That is very bothering. How to export all chat entries quickly?
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Is it still possible to connect to Yahoo XMPP transports?

I am not able to connect to Yahoo XMPP (jabber) transports. The error message reads 'Account locked: You have been logging in too frequently. Wait a few minutes before trying to connect again. ...
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force yahoo messenger to use https

I'm accessing yahoo messenger behind a firewall and it seems that yahoo messenger is blocked.. However i-tried the messenger via yahoo mail and it works if I use https. I know IE is used by yahoo to ...
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How can I recover a saved account password from Yahoo! Messenger on a Mac?

The Problem I have a friend who's forgotten their Yahoo account password. They changed it recently and forgot what it was changed to. Fortunately, they have saved the password in Yahoo! Messenger 3.0....
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Change default application of a URI scheme in Google Chrome

I accidentally make Pidgin the default app for Yahoo Messenger URI scheme (ymsgr://) in Google Chrome. Now, whenever I click on a Yahoo Messenger URI scheme, instead of appearing a popup chat box, ...
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Can I receive an email notification from Yahoo Messenger when I am offline?

I use Yahoo Messenger for communication with a few people, but there are large blocks of time when I am not signed in since messages during those times are not likely - e.g., during the weekends. But ...
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Where is my Yahoo! Messenger 11 chat history stored? How can I search through it?

I need to search for a string of text in my Yahoo! Messenger 11 chat history. When I view the history using Yahoo! Messenger, all I can do I cycle through past conversations one by one. I remember ...
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difficulty setting my yahoo chat id - can't find the option

NOTE: This is not a web application question. Yahoo instant messenger is a standalone application. I use yahoo instant messenger, and have a problem that when I chat, the username that comes up is ...
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Can't sign in with Yahoo Messenger?

I'm using the latest version of Yahoo msgr but it won't let me sign in and says "possible problem with secure HTTP connection". BTW my internet connection is fine. I used a vpn before but not now. I ...
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Cannot open Yahoo Messenger chat window in Firefox 9

I am using Yahoo Messenger through http://mail.yahoo.com in Firefox 9.0.1 under Windows XP. In Firefox 8, chat works without problem, but in Firefox 9, I can log in to chat, friend list is populated, ...
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Yahoo Messenger has gone completely purple, how do I make it white again?

My Yahoo Messenger (current version v11) has gone completely purple. How do I make it white again? I've just uninstalled it and installed version 10 from oldversion.com. I'm hoping though that Yahoo ...
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How do I minimise Yahoo Messenger and have it just appear in the system tray?

How do I minimise Yahoo Messenger and have it just appear in the system tray? It used to be standard behaviour that when I minimised Yahoo Messenger it wouldn't minimise but go to the system tray.. ...
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Bad Company 2 conflicts with Y! Messenger

I wanted to post this initially to gaming but a second problem has arisen. I was using Yahoo Messenger 11 without issues until I installed Bad Company 2, the Steam version. When I installed I was ...
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how to run multiple instances of yahoo messenger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run Yahoo Messenger in multiple instances I want to run multiple Yahoo Messenger instances for different user on the same machine. Is there any way to do that?
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Yahoo messenger with proxy on kubuntu

I am trying to connect to yahoo chat on kubuntu through squid proxy. The proxy system is username/password based. I have tried different solutions like pidgin (has a proxy bug http://developer.pidgin....
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How can I set all mail to read from yahoo instant messenger / reset notification?

Yahoo! Instant Messenger notifies of new emails, it shows the email subject in a popup, and an icon appears to show that there is new/unread email. Suppose I want to reset the notification or set ...
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How can I start a chat in Yahoo! Messenger?

Here is a screenshot of my Yahoo! Messenger (I'm using v10). I don't see an option for starting a chat in the menu. Where is it?
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Yahoo! Messenger messages don't appear on IM window after doing a Process Explorer+Autoruns cleanup

My wife's laptop was plagued with various malware so after doing an anti-virus run, I used Sysinternals Process Explorer and Autoruns utilities to find windows startup calls and other trash calls ...
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Run Yahoo Messenger in multiple instances

We can do this with previous version of Yahoo Messenger (here is how-to). But with the latest version, same method cannot be applied. Any ideas?
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Can't install yahoo messenger on windows xp

I am trying to install Yahoo Messenger 10 on windows xp but it never finish. It create a GLBD6.tmp and it use 100% CPU. Any ideas why?
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Saving Yahoo or Google video chat

how can I save a video chat done using Yahoo Messenger or Gmail.?
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Pidgin on windows can't transfer / receive files

I use yahoo messenger using pidgin on windows and I don't know why, I can't transfer / receive files. It always failed :(. Windows: 7 Ultimate editions Pidgin: 2.7.1 Pager Port: 5050 File transfer ...
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How to get rid of "I'm mobile" status when not actually logging in?

I often see my cousin status to be "I'm mobile" but when chatting with him, he recieves no message from me. He doesn't know how to turn that feature off. Please guide us how to.
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Alternatives to Yahoo Messenger for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best alternative to Windows Live Messenger I'm looking for alternative programs other then the offical client to use with Yahoo messenger on Windows. What options are there? ...
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Method to find out if someone is logging a conversation on Yahoo Messenger

just wondering if there was a way to stop, or at the very least tell if someone is logging a text conversation on Yahoo Messenger.
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Settings for file transfer via yahoo protocol on pidgin

OS > Windows Vista Home Premium I have tried sending and receiving files with my friend who is using yahoo messenger but it fails every time. Are there specific settings I should use? -I managed to ...
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New Windows XP install, sound quality on Yahoo Messenger is bad

I just installed a new Windows XP on an old laptop. I did all of the updates I was asked for. I installed the latest driver updates from the official laptop producer site. Now, when I try to use ...
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How can I simultaneously use multiple IM sessions

Is there a tool which will allow me to use all my IM identities from Yahoo | Google at the same time. I would prefer not to logout and login with a different IM identity if I have to communicate with ...
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be invisible to one particular user in Pidgin

Is there any way to be invisible to just one user on my Pidgin buddy list, and visible to everyone else? It is a Yahoo Messenger user in case that matters.
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How to resize Yahoo Messenger window?

Yahoo Messenger is huge: And that's as short as you can make it, it won't shrink vertically anymore. How can I make it a more reasonable size, e.g.: In fact, if we're making it look better, how ...
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Yahoo Messenger - How to mass-export entire message archive as text files

I would like to export my entire message archive to plain text format so I can search it. Is this doable?
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Yahoo Messenger IP range

I use PeerBlock (former PeerGuardian) and, as a consequence, Yahoo Messenger (actually Pidgin) fails to connect every once in a while; PeerBlock reports the access being blocked because the ...
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Setting MSN or Yahoo! Messenger status to Invisible or Offline when idle for an hour

Where, or how, do I set it up in MSN Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger to automatically switch my status to either "Invisible" or "Offline" when idle for a half hour, or an hour? I ...
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Yahoo Messenger vs. UAC

Lately I've been needing to play with limiting user rights on some machines, UAC is turned on. We use Vista, and we also use Yahoo Messenger. When I use Yahoo Messenger as an Administrator, ...
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The cause and solution in unclear ym photo sharing

Is it because of slow internet connection that the image shared on the other side is unclear and only shows pixels. Any solution to this problem?
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Stop Yahoo Messenger (ymgr_tray.exe) from auto-starting during boot

I am using Yahoo Messenger version 9 on Windows Xp home and disabled auto starting during bootup using msconfig(unchecked the program to stop starting up). But I still find the ymgr_tray.exe process ...
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prevent Yahoo messenger from converting emoticons to graphical smilies

Yahoo Messenger seems to automatically convert certain sequences of characters into graphical smilies. I think that this is annoying because I frequently try to send and receive lines of code, which ...
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How to change Yahoo Messenger 10 status?

How do I change the Yahoo Messenger 10 status according to the music that is playing? I tried all the software I found. Most of them are old and not compatible with Yahoo Messenger 10. And as a music ...
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In Yahoo Messenger, when I appear online to only a few selected contacts (from the Stealth Settings menu), how can I set a status for them to see?

In Yahoo Messenger, when I'm signed on as invisible, and I right-click a contact and in the Stealth Settings I set "Appear online to ", can I set a status for that contact to see? And the rest see me ...
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Export Yahoo Messanger block list?

Is there anyway to export the blocked users list in yahoo messenger ?
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Cannot log into Yahoo! Messenger

I am using the Yahoo Messenger client. The problem is that it will not log in until after I have been logged into windows for 5 minutes or so. If I try and connect before 5 minutes, it just sits ...
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