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.
Now you can access your Yahoo account through Pidgin.