I needed to register on Yahoo Messenger for business reason.
I'm registered (username, password and activated the account using the verification code)and am having trouble connecting.
Start/Programs/Yahoo Messenger : I get a popup "Connecting to Yahoo! as (my username)" and it just stalls forever.
So, I click 'Cancel' and get the 'Sign In' popup which has my username and password filled in and offer a 'Sign In' button which I click.
Now I have a screen-high window with a sleepyhead icon (presumably telling me I'm not connected) and the word "Welcome" and another 'Sign In' button which I click.
That generates a split second "Connecting to Yahoo as (username)" message and it too stalls.
So, I click I on Messenger/Connection Preferences of that window and get a window to do with proxies . Choices are :
-Firewall with no proxies
-No network detection
Despite the advice under each option none work, except perhaps "Use Proxies" which I haven't tried since I need a server name for the HTTP and/or SOCKS proxies.
My question: where do I find these server names and server port numbers?
Why did I post this?