1. yes, yahoo messenger 9 ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not sure if it the express or something else…..yest. was the barcamp and my laptop was used for the presentation….some software installed yest. was causing this problem.

  2. I tried what you suggested but it didn’t work for me I’m still having problems and don’t know what to do. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ya, it works. I don’t know why the problem happened after having my network connection shared. but, when i changed the proxy setting, it works agin.

    thanks man.

  4. Hey, Thnx alot, it worked on mine too, i am not using any proxy on my iexplorer when i was at home, but im in a vacation now, and im using proxy on my iexplorer, thats why ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. that really helped a lot. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been having a hard time using Meebo for a while. I’m glad I cam across this post. thanks again!

  6. i have the same prob. but it begun when i have a lan connection. I did what you did and still not working someone help me

  7. I tried it but didnt work. I dont know where am going wrong!! If you could help me to resolve this problem, I will be very happy and get to start communicating with my friends again.

  8. i am too getting same error since few days. i am just switching connection from “connect directly to connect via” 1 or to times back & front. but i am getting connected through “connect directly”

  9. Thanks man , in my case was the other way. I had a connection problem with the explorer . I did not noticed that because I use Mozila

  10. my setting was to use http proxy already so i did the opposite and used “Connect directly to the Internet” — IT WORKED!

  11. Hi

    I had a smilar problem, the problem here is in your own computer or PC, during your prevous logout the yahoo temp files which needs to be updated orcleared has not happened. Clear your cache, not just clearing your browser files and cookies a through clearing is requried, use tools like CC Cleaner which is available free on NET http://www.ccleaner.com/, download and install and run it, it clearrs all the temp files, the cache files, the prefetch files ( Present in your C:windowsprefetch), which may be causing this error, i always do this and it immediately logins in back.



  12. Hi,

    If it didn’t work for you, there could be another workaround. For me, it was because I had set a localhost ( proxy in Internet Explorer for anti-filtering purposes, thru which Y! Messenger was trying to connect. So I had to remove it to get it done.

    just go to:
    Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections (tab) > Lan Settings (button)

    then uncheck the Proxy server checkbox.

    Hope it helps.

  13. In my case, I had McAffee anti virus Total protection. In this it worked only after TURNING OFF THE ACCESS PROTECTION. IF I TURN ON ACCESS PROTECTION IT’S NOT WORKING.

  14. or if you are on XP pro or Home edition. Right click on (IE) Internet Explorer, Properties, click the “connections” tab. Click “LAN settings” below right, then unchecked the “use a proxy server…” then click “automatically detect settings” then OK, Apply, OK.. then log in again to your YM. this things only happen when you are on shared router or LAN.


  15. I downloaded and installed to latest version from thier site 9….36 but gives me the error code (81003004). I have tried every thing on this site and every where but still does not work. I removed the new one totally then restarted my laptop and installed version 8 still the same problem. Its a shame.

  16. Hello, i have ym 9 and got the same error. I’ve checked the http proxy option in yahoo messenger’s preferences, but the problem did not solved. Than i remembered that yesterday i’ve configured IE to use a proxy server (although i have default browser Firefox). I could login only after i set off the proxy setting in my IE.

  17. been having this problem for 2 days already. it’s very frustrating. i’m also getting Network Timeout error everytime i browse the web. im using mozilla. also getting 8007274c & 80072eff when i tried logging into my msn messenger. i’ve tried all possible solutions… still not working. i dont know what to do anymore. ๐Ÿ™

  18. Thanks a lot.
    it worked like magic ๐Ÿ˜€
    i had the same issue for the past few das, and i had to login to my yahoo messenger account through some other websites

    thanks a million


    1- Go to Connection Preferences and use a Http proxy.

    2- Right click on (IE) Internet Explorer, Properties, click the โ€œconnectionsโ€ tab. Click โ€œLAN settingsโ€ AND SET YOUR PROXY SETTING (If you have).

  20. i hv msisa 2004 as proxy and till ym8 it worked fine.. but after upgrading to ym9.0.0.2162 it does not work… tried the proxy settings mentined above but doesnot work (if i bypass proxy and configure direct acces to the machine it works normally) what exactly yahoo chnaged in the new version 9.0 ? for the users behind the firewall??

  21. i solve with diferent way.
    i have this problem too, but i can solve he problem by change your conection setting in preference:
    1. go to messenger menu
    2. select connection preference/ preference
    3. the tab will automatic select connection preference, if it doesn’t, select it manual.
    4. change your internet conection type, for my problem i choose broadband(DSL/Cable).
    best regards

  22. Thanks for your solution
    I had this problem too.I had set an ip for proxy sever in my browser and that was the reason i had this problem
    so i removed it and now its working

  23. I am not convinced it’s my cache or anything with my computer! My Yahoo ID will not log into my laptop or my boyfriend’s desktop, however, his will log into his Yahoo ID on both machines just fine. I really think it’s a YAHOO problem and not a local computer problem. I did attempt each of the fixes suggested above and nothing so far has worked. I still get the same 81003004 error using my ID only.

  24. hi, thanks a lot….as in very much……….i did it. I used the second method……i wasnt able to connect on ym for almost 4 months..coz of that 81003004 error…

  25. For me, it was a corrupt user ID. My ID would not work in YIM or get me to my mail, though Yahoo did recognize who I was – I could get to my account settings, but could not access mail. I simply created a new email and YIM user ID and have not had a problem since. I could get onto it all with the new user ID, but not the old one. So, I deleted the old (corrupt) user ID and I am back up and running. None of the other fixes worked after over two hours of trying everyone’s suggestion.

  26. it helped a lot ! thanks ! i have also installed visual studio but i think that’s not the reason for this problem because i have experienced this problem twice .. the first time i experienced this, i haven’t installed visual studio yet. but it helped me! thanks a lot : )

  27. 1. go to messenger menu
    2. select connection preference/ preference
    3. the tab will automatic select connection preference, if it doesnโ€™t, select it manual.
    4. change your internet conection type, for my problem i choose broadband(DSL/Cable).
    5. Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections (tab) > Lan Settings (button) then uncheck the Proxy server checkbox and check automatically detect setting
    6. Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections (tab) > dial-up and virtual private Network setting > select your default connection > setting > check automatically detect setting

    ???????? ??????? ?? ?? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??.

  28. hi. i had the same problem concerning loging in yahoo msn & my Internet explore appeared not connected. finally i solved the problem. do as follows:
    go to explore browser < tools < internet connection < connection (tab)< setting < deactivate the proxy server < ok < ok

  29. One more solution, from my own case, applied for ones using Kaspersky Internet Security:

    Step 1: KIS -> Protection tab -> Firewall -> click on “Configure”
    ( or KIS -> Setting -> Protection -> Firewall)

    Step 2: In Firewall tab, look at “Enable filtration system”, now you lower the bar to “Training Mode” (you can try to set the bar lower to “Low Security” or even “Allow All” in case “Training Mode” doesn’t work).

    Step 3: Apply -> OK

    Step 4: Try Y!M again.

    Hope this will help. And thanks all for providing solutions for the error 81003004 (^_^).

  30. thank you for this page . after contacting yahoo & spending hours getting my yahoo messenger to work this is the only site that fixed it .. my misses thanks you to . she can finally talk to her family by web cam again..thanks again

  31. In my case, ‘Connect via a proxy server’ is already checked so I tried to directly connect to the internet and it solved the problem. Thanks for the post, though.

  32. The fix for the issue with McAfee blocking Yahoo Messenger is to go into McAfee’s VirusScan Console, go to Access Protection Policies, go to the Common Maximum Protection policy group, and add YahooMessenger.exe to the Prevent HTTP communication policy exclusion group. Part of the issue here also was that this policy was not set to report, and therefore it was not logging the blocking.

  33. Fixed it — Both Yahoo and Windows LIve messenger seem to inherit IE Browser settings. Though I was not using IE7(or 6), as was using Firefox, the corporate IE settings had included a proxy which was not available at home. Changed the proxy setting to none in IE and both Y! and Live messenger became ok.
    [System : XP Professional; Yahoo! IM –, Windows LIve – Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8117.416)

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