[JDEV] yahoo issues anyone?

Marc Blank mblank at xsmail.com
Thu Jan 23 11:51:25 CST 2003

I am working on a Jabber client for the Handspring Treo 300 and ALL of
my alpha testers (from different geographical areas, walks of life,
etc.) use Y messenger.  FYI.

- Marc

-----Original Message-----
From: jdev-admin at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of
David 'TheRaven' Chisnall
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:52 AM
To: jdev at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [JDEV] yahoo issues anyone?

What is wrong with Y!?  I haven't bothered installing the Y!-t on my 
server because:
a) I don't know anyone who uses Y!
b) No one who uses my server has told me (and I have asked quite a few) 
that they know anyone who uses Y!
An IM network only survives because people can use it to talk to their 
friends.  Since Y! has sucha a small user base, the only way they can 
compete is by interoperability.  This makes no sense.  Still, I suppose 
if they had sense, they'd be using Jabber :)

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

>My understanding was that Y! changed their authentication protocol in 
>such a way that yahoo-t (and other unauthorized software) would fail, 
>but that was some time ago and the yahoo-t maintainers seem to have 
>gotten around the problem. Perhaps Y! has changed things again because 
>we know that they do *not* want unauthorized software connecting to 
>their system (we were told on this list that there was an explicit 
>internal company decision to become less open rather than more open).
>Peter Saint-Andre
>Jabber Software Foundation http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php
>On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Dov Katz (LIST) wrote:

jdev mailing list
jdev at jabber.org

More information about the JDev mailing list