Do you have the latest version of GAIM or Kopete? They frequently have new builds to get around different Yahoo schemes of keeping 3rd party clients out. That is why I don't use GAIM for Yahoo anymore as my multi-network client since Trillian is a lot more up-to-date when changes to networks happen ... probably owing to the fact that it is commercial software. I also hate the fact that these open-source solutions fubar a lot of your contact lists especially ICQ contact lists which are stored locally ... and since none of them AFAIK support remote lists, you have no choice. I got all my contact lists deleted with GAIM once. GAIM is totally on my shitlist. Frankly, I think every network should have a big group-hug and get along. Or we can all use jabber.