For those of you like me who use Pidgin for your main instant message client, you probably noticed that towards the end of last week Pidgin stopped connecting to Yahoo. While I am guessing this is probably do to something Yahoo changed on their end, Pidgin has released a new client that fixes the problem with Yahoo. The new client is Pidgin 2.5.7 and I believe it was released late yesterday or early this morning.
All you have to do is download the new version, then double click on the EXE file and install it. Just take the default settings as it will not overwrite your current Pidgin preferences. Also make sure to close Pidgin when you run the install so it will upgrade Pidgin correctly. Once done just go ahead and run Pidgin again, and this time it should have no problem connecting to Yahoo.
I have been using the new Pidgin 2.5.7 since early this morning and it has been running fine. Thanks Pidgin!