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cant get pidgin to connect to yahoo

Asked by Bob on 2012-08-12

I'm new to using Pidgin I tried to set up with my yahoo and get this massage
" Account locked: Too many failed login attempts. Logging into the Yahoo! website may fix this.

I have log in 3 times in two day and it did nothing to change this
is there a setting to get it working?

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2012-08-13
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2012-08-12

Have you logged in to the yahoo website to fix things?

Bob (ybigpatty) said : #2

what do I need to do there?
I just log in and thought it would see it

No idea, I don't use yahoo. I didn't think anyone did as it's not 1999 anymore. Have you tried it? The app recommends it so have you done it?

Bob (ybigpatty) said : #4

I have them both on open and pingin gives me the same massage

The app recommends? what dose the app say?

Steve Sauls (steve-sauls-p) said : #5

It is saying that your Yahoo account is locked. If you can log in to yahoo from a web browser I would check with them. This does not appear to be a Pidgen issue. It seems to be a problem with your yahoo account. You could always create a test yahoo account and then delete it I guess just for testing.

Bob (ybigpatty) said : #6

I have another and tried it, in doing that I saw what I did wrong and now I got it right. thanks