Help: Adium can’t connect or is unable to connect to Yahoo! even after restarting the application or the whole OS.
Adium’s latest update includes a fix for this bug so please do download the update and after installation please make sure your connection’s login server is back to the default: scs.msg.yahoo.com, and ports: 5050, that should fix it.
Here’s a quick fix to this problem
- Disconnect(or Cancel) if your account is currently connecting.
- Change your connection’s login server from scs.msg.yahoo.com to 18.104.22.168, leave port 5050 unchanged. (You can do this by going to File -> (Select your Yahoo! Account) -> Edit Account, you can also do this in the File -> Preferences -> Accounts -> Edit
- Try Connecting Again.
That’s It! The steps above should be done to _each_ of your yahoo accounts.
__UPDATE__: This solution works for Pidgin as well so you may want to share this with your pidgin buddies who are experiencing the same problem.