Enabling Yahoo Accounts On Ubuntu

Setting up Yahoo accounts using Pidgin messenger on Ubuntu.

Sat, 28 Nov 2009

Only after started using Ubuntu i came to know about the existence of Pidgin Internet Messenger(:P). I was pretty much happy as i it allowed to consolidate all my google and yahoo accounts together as a single IM. But I have to make some small hacks to enable my Yahoo account on Pidgin Internet Messenger (2.6.3)

  • Goto Pidgin Messenger -> Accounts
  • Manage Accounts -> Add
  • In the Basic tab enter Protocol As Yahoo
  • Enter your User name and Password
  • In the Advanced Tab enter the details as shown in the screenshot.

Yahoo settings

Now you can access your Yahoo account through Pidgin.


Prasanna is a full stack web developer, loves to build user interfaces with Javascript. Considers himself as a geek, quick learner and a team player 😃

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