Archive Yahoo Messenger Version 5 Error Messages
Tuesday, 18 November 2003
Invalid Token Errors...
I was getting a token error with Yahoo Messenger over and over. I tried
removing yahoo and reinstalling to no avail.
I tried reg edit and got no where.
I obviously did a cold start to see if it would do something and it did not
work. Finally I found out what it was. It seems yahoo stores the info for the
webcam in the registry and sometimes causes duplicate keys. I removed the Intel
Web cam and reinstalled it.
This fixed the problem
Manfred got in touch with us re problems that he's been having with the latest
version of Yahoo Messenger 220.127.116.117 causing Invalid Token errors when viewing
webcams.. seems he's not alone with this. He managed to solve the problem by
going to back to version .996 so if some of you are suffering the same fate
then grab a copy if it from [THIS]
Tuscows link which Manfred passed on to us :-)
it could be caused by your connection settings!
Login > Preferences > Connection
where possible ensure your selection is No Proxies
Yahoo has it's own help article for this too, quoting directly from [Yahoo!
Help: Invalid Token] "If you receive this error, we are most likely
having temporary server problems. You can resolve this error by restarting
Yahoo! Messenger. If the problem occurs repeatedly over a long period of time,
let us know]."
Session Expired. Please relogin.
Quite common you're not alone, to quote directly..
"If you receive this error message, please be aware that we are working
on this problem and expect to have it resolved very soon. We apologize for the
Session Expired] Yahoo's own help section :-)
...does not support IMVironments...
This message won't go away unless you update to version 5 of Yahoo messenger.
You can do that by going to Yahoo's onw site (we don't distribute Yahoo Messenger)
which you can access at [Messenger.Yahoo.com]
simply choose your operating system from the left hand side of their page :-)
Sorry, you are currently unable to use the Yahoo Webcam
One reason for this could be the following...
"Only registered Yahoo! users who are 18 years or older can use Yahoo!
as per [Yahoo!
WebCam Help] (Yahoo!'s site) Since posting this error message in the hall
of flame we've had a lot of mail regarding this.. we strongly suggest you write
to Yahoo! with your objections as there is little we can do about this ;-) When
you first installed Yahoo Messenger you would have hit Accept to their License
and TOS agreement, tucked away in that is the following..
Description of Service... "...Please be aware that Yahoo has created
certain areas on the Service that contain adult or mature content. You must
be at least 18 years old to access and to view such areas..." you may
have fallen into this category :-)
When you've downloaded yahoo!_messenger_install.exe
the small install file and you're the suite installer is trying to connect you
may get this error message....
"Problem Communicating.. An Error occurred while trying to connect to
the Yahoo Messenger Server..."
As the error states you may not have an active connection (check your systems
tray to for the connection icon) the server could be down or your proxy server
settings up the wall.. but what it doesn't state is that if your running a firewall
this too can be the cause of the problem.. if you running a program like Zone
Alarm check that you haven't denied suite installer access to the internet.
Also try rebooting your computer, closing down all programs that are running
then installing.. it worked for Stef :-) thanks for the update :-) If you're
unsure how to close programs running in the background check out [Clean
Install] in our Yahoo Help section
Content Advisor: Invalid Rating...
"CONTENT ADVISOR: The rating label found for http://rd.yahoo.com/messenger/zd/?http://download.yahoo.com/dl/ymsgrie.exe
does not belong to this page.
It is intended for "http://www.yahoo.com" instead."
You have Internet Explorer Content Advisor turned on.. simply turn it off for
the download to proceed. Launch IE, hit Tools, select Internet Options, hit
the Content Tab, under Content Advisor hit Disable, when prompted enter your
password or see [Yahoo
Help Content Advisor] for a more detailed step by step.
My alias/profile doesn't show up as online...
join the club ;-) as per [Yahoo's
Help] section "This problem is a transient one that shouldn't persist.
The problem may have been caused by our system or perhaps by your web browser
or Internet connection. We apologize for any inconvenience that it caused.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2003 )