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Author Topic: Yahoo! removing access for 3rd party YIM clients August 5  (Read 288 times)

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Offline MTalosTopic starter

Yahoo! removing access for 3rd party YIM clients August 5
« on: July 20, 2016, 10:17:21 PM »
Didn't see this mentioned elsewhere, but as someone who uses E to find people for Off-Forum roleplay, and noticing the YIM is the client of choice, I thought this might be relevant to a few people.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/10/goodbye-old-yahoo-messenger/

The quick summary is Yahoo! is shutting down the servers that allow non-Yahoo! clients like Trillian and Pidgin to access their services. After August 5, the only option is to use the official Yahoo! messenger. There is no desktop application currently, so there are only the phone apps. The web version doesn't have a buddy list, and doesn't support online status.

Anyway, wanted to give anyone who cares a heads up.


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Re: Yahoo! removing access for 3rd party YIM clients August 5
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 10:22:59 PM »
You might want to take a look at the following from Yahoo which is the source. :-)

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN26860.html

Offline somanycharacters

Re: Yahoo! removing access for 3rd party YIM clients August 5
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 10:56:04 AM »
This officially took place today.  There is a windows app now at the link here but it does not support online status - instead everything is set up so that you see your most recent conversations, not whether they are actually online.  There also does not appear to be a place to put your own status to let people know when you are around, so it feels like the only way to SEE if someone is around is to message them and ask.

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Re: Yahoo! removing access for 3rd party YIM clients August 5
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 06:21:48 PM »
Ah, okay, it's bad when a software that many people use is retired. I had heard about this a few weeks back but thought the intention was that desktop YIM on all kinds of computers and tablets would be put out of function too: I sometimes use YIM from the pc. But I just logged on and it seems to be working fine.

Offline Mathim

Re: Yahoo! removing access for 3rd party YIM clients August 5
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 05:47:03 PM »
If my off-site RP partners weren't so flaky it might bother me more but I can live without YIM.