If you are trying to connect from behind a "smart" firewall which does not use proxy servers, Yahoo! Messenger will automatically search the firewall for an open port, and, if it finds one, use that to connect. If it's not able to find an open port, ask your System Administrator to open port 5050 to our Pager servers, cs1.yahoo.com, cs2.yahoo.com and cs3.yahoo.com.
If your Internet connection involves an HTTP proxy, do the following to configure the Messenger to work through your connection:
If you are behind a router that does not allow anything except HTTP requests to go through but does not use an HTTP proxy server, check the box next to Force "Firewall with no proxies".
If your Internet connection involves a SOCKS proxy, do the following to configure the Pager to work through your connection:
Once you have entered the necessary information, click the Apply button and then OK to put your new settings into effect. Then click the File menu, choose Login and click the Login button
If you have configured the Messenger's Proxies tab but are still unable to connect, please see our Troubleshooting Guide.