You can select the ringtone that plays when you receive a call through Yahoo Messenger or create a custom ringtone. You can even assign special ringtones to the contacts on your Messenger List, so that you will know who is calling when you hear the ringtone.
Selecting a ringtone:
You can delete a ringtone by clicking it and then clicking "Remove." Note that each ringtone corresponds to a WAV file stored on your hard drive. If you have installed Yahoo Messenger in the default location, the WAV files for ringtones are stored in C:\Program Files\Yahoo\Messenger\Media\RingTones.
Removing a ringtone from the list, as described above, will not remove the WAV file from your hard drive. This means that you can remove a ringtone and then add it back later by clicking "Import," navigating to the above location, and selecting the ringtone's WAV file by double-clicking it or by clicking it once and then clicking the "Import" button.
Note: To disable ringtones, so that a ringtone will not be played when you receive a call, uncheck the checkbox labelled "Play a ringtone when I receive a call." You will still be notified when a call comes in. A pop-up box will appear showing the name of the caller with buttons that give you the option to either "Accept" or "Decline" the call or to "IM Only" with the caller.
Creating a custom ringtone:
Any sound file with a WAV extension can be used as a custom ringtone, including sound files you create yourself, for example, using the Sound Recorder application that comes with Microsoft Windows (Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder).
Note: If you are having problems importing a ring tone, please make sure that .wav is at the end of the file name when trying to import it. If you do not wish to do this each time you want to import a custom ringtone, you can change a setting on your computer by following these instructions:
.WAV will now appear on the file name when importing.
Assigning a ringtone to a contact on your Messenger List:
You can also right-click the contact, which opens a menu that includes "Ringtone."