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Messenger stores your sign in information until you manually go back and change it. If you change your Yahoo account password , Messenger will not automatically update it. Update Yahoo Messenger manually
Change your password immediately The fastest way to stop spam is to secure your account by creating a new, strong password . Review your alternate email address A spammer may have altered your account information, allowing them to access your account again even after you change your password.
Trouble getting signed in can be as simple as a typo or recent change in your Yahoo ID or password , but sometimes it's more complex. Use these steps to troubleshoot and fix most problems.
Delete linked Mail accounts that you don't recognize or control Change your password on any linked accounts that you control. Delete linked social networking accounts that you don't recognize.
When you delete personal settings, some web pages that rely on previously stored cookies, form data, passwords , or previously installed browser add-ons might not work as expected.
Change your status or availability Click your name at the top of the Messenger window.
Following these steps will enable you to change your Idle status. To conceal or reveal your Idle status in Yahoo Messenger 11 and above: Select Messenger
To change or turn off the alert sounds: Select the Messenger menu, then Preferences
Edit your contact details Open Yahoo Messenger and sign in. Click the Messenger