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Connecting to Yahoo Japan IM

 4:23 am on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I haven't had much luck fixing this, so I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone could lend a hand.

I'm trying to see whether I can get Yahoo Japan Messenger to run on some multi-protocol instant messaging clients like Trillian, Digsby, Pidgin, etc.

Quite a while ago I was able to get Trillian to work by setting the server like this:
Server: [b]cs.yahoo.co.jp[/b]
Port: [b]5050[/b]

However, that doesn't seem to be working lately. Does anyone know of any other servers and/or ports to connect to for Yahoo Japan IM?



 12:28 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I only know that pidgin does not work



 10:56 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks! I actually came across that ticket in my searches for a solution for this. :) There aren't many people doing this judging from the SERPs. I find people asking for a solution but no solutions are being offered.

Did you ever have Yahoo Japan IM working on Pidgin?


 7:47 am on Dec 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

To be honest, I am not sure. It might have worked but it is equally likely I never tried until the time I opened that ticket. If it ever worked, it must have been at the time when pidgin was still gaim 1.x Maybe it's worth a try to download an old version.

[edited by: Leggewie at 7:48 am (utc) on Dec. 6, 2008]


 8:40 am on Dec 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

My guess is that Yahoo Japan changed the server in some way. They might have simply been trying to thwart people not using their software.


 8:58 am on Dec 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

you know how to operate a packet sniffer?


 7:51 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Bill, I believe I just successfully connected to Yahoo Japan with Pidgin 2.5.2.


 7:57 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

How did you manage that?
I just checked and the current version of Pidgin is 2.5.4 for Windows. I don't have Pidgin installed anywhere now so I can't test.


 8:02 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just go through the account options. As I said, I'm not sure I really am successfully connected. I have yet to test.


 8:29 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Let me know what server and port you're successful with (if any).


 8:50 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

cs.yahoo.co.jp, port 5050 (or so it says)

filetransfer.msg.yahoo.co.jp, port 80

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