Yahoo bug for non-yahoo-messenger users

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by LoveDoctor, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. LoveDoctor

    LoveDoctor Guest

    I've found what I believe to be a quircky bug in the new Yahoo-support!

    I've had a miscrosoft passport that's based on my yahoo mail-account
    (***** for a very long time, and this has always worked fine.

    The problem is that now that they've put support for yahoo messenger into LIVE
    messenger the LIVE messenger that my contacts are using checks the yahoo
    server (I think) to see if I'm online with yahoo-messenger which I'm
    obviously NOT
    (!!!) because I've never had a yahoo messenger account, and never will get a
    yahoo messenger account.

    The problem is that I now always appear to be offline even when I'm online!
    I hope MS will fix this ASAP!
    LoveDoctor, Aug 21, 2006
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  2. LoveDoctor

    LoveDoctor Guest

    hmmm.. so I found that Signing out, and signing back in again with that yahoo
    account doesn't work. But when I did the following, my yahoo-based account
    worked again:

    1) Sign out of the Yahoo-based account
    2) Sign in with a hotmail (/other [not tested]) account
    3) Sign out of this hotmail/other account
    4) Sign in with the Yahoo-based account

    All of a suddon the online/Offline workst again.. :^/
    LoveDoctor, Aug 21, 2006
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    Agador Guest

    I believe the problem you are haveing with appearing offline is because you
    do not have a YaHoo messenger account. It's not saying you are Offline as
    "off the internet," it's saying you are Offline with Yahoo Messenger. Since
    you do have a YaHoo mail account you do have a YaHoo messanger account
    avalible to use.
    Their like tied togeather in YaHoo.
    Agador, Aug 28, 2006
  4. LoveDoctor

    LoveDoctor Guest

    Yes, I know.. It looked as if it was saying that I was offline with Yahoo
    Messenger, thing is .. i've never used that. What do you do when someone has
    a MS-passport based on a Yahoo-mailaccount yet which is used to log into
    Messenger..? this person will never appear online with Yahoo messenger
    because he/she chooses not to even get started with that whole yahoo stuff...

    Now, as I posted before I got it solved with logging in and out with an
    alternate account. And I don't know if it's a real bug, or if it was just a
    quirk of my own system.
    LoveDoctor, Aug 28, 2006
  5. LoveDoctor

    Agador Guest

    I don't know what else to tell you, I just think that it's being specific to
    Yahoo and not to MS at all? I too am using a YaHoo address, but I also use
    YaHoo messenger??
    Agador, Aug 29, 2006
  6. LoveDoctor

    jpickerell Guest

    I'm in the exact same boat. I've used my Yahoo email address as my .Net
    Passport/MSN/Windows Messenger login for years. The problem is worse now
    though. You now recieve the following message from

    Windows Live(TM) Messenger Service Staff says:
    Important service announcement: Because of a recent system update, you must
    change the e-mail address that you use to sign in to Windows Live(TM)
    Messenger. Until you change your e-mail address, you won't be able to use
    Windows Live(TM) Messenger.

    To change your e-mail address and find out more about this system update, go

    The link they give isn't even a valid link. Others never see me as online
    and then it kicks you out. I did find that I can log into with my Yahoo account and send messages to other
    messenger users. MSN/Windows Messenger users that don't already have you
    added to their contact list cannot add your new based
    Passport/Windows Live account.

    I definately hope Microsoft can get this resolved as I have always used my
    Yahoo account for Windows/MSN/Live Messenger and all of my contacts have me
    listed that way. It would be a major deal to have to get all of those people
    to re-add me with a new account.

    -Concerned Messenger User
    jpickerell, Aug 29, 2006
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