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Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« on: March 22, 2009, 06:02:45 pm »
Description
With this service you can send unlimited free instant messages to Yahoo Messenger contacts.

Messages can be up to 2000 characters long.


Registration
You have to create an account on Yahoo Messenger website or have a Yahoo ID for other Yahoo service.


Configuration
Create a new service in goText with the following address: http://www.gotext.org/pub/all-yahoomessenger.php

To configure the service in goText you have to fill in the following service configuration fields:
  • User: put your own Yahoo ID in the form of Yahoo email address (my_yahoo_id@yahoo.com for example)
  • Pass: put the password of your Yahoo account


Service features
  • Service replies in English and Italian


Important Notes
  • How to write message recipient: you need to write the recipient of your message in the form of email address, like: friend_yahoo_id@yahoo.com (in this example "friend_yahoo_id" is your friend's Yahoo Id).
    You can write whatever domain you like after the @ symbol, like "@yahoo.it" or "@whatever.com", because everything after the @ is discarded.

  • If your mobile phone address book supports email address you should be able to choose the recipient from your mobile phone address book. Otherwise you use goText internal address book to save your yahoo contact addresses

  • You can only send instant messages to your Yahoo friends. You will not receive replies in goText.

  • You can only send messages to people you are able to contact with the standard Yahoo Messenger client. This means: this service doesn't break any Yahoo Messenger limit or restriction.

  • Messages can be sent to offline contacts

  • You are being informed if a message can't be send: the failure reason currently is not available, but often is a wrong recipient Id



Service status
Working


Service author
Zydio


Note: this service is experimental, so feedback is really welcome
« Last Edit: June 05, 2010, 12:56:33 pm by Zydio »

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 10:31:33 pm »
Hi zydio!

I have not a yahoo account... but it seems to be a really nice service :D

Great work as always!

PS: anyidea to extend it to gtalk ? :D
« Last Edit: March 22, 2009, 10:42:25 pm by mesarpe »

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 12:07:49 am »
Good news sir..i must to try it..

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 12:58:47 am »
thank you very much mr zydio..
i'll always use that feature..

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 03:39:06 am »
hello mr zydio.. i just came here, and found your new feature of gotext.. that's what i'm looking for..thanks for your great work...

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 08:15:20 am »
To all: I'm glad to know that many people are interested in this service. You have to thank out also embrio that is the person who asked for it in the beginning  ;)

And welcome to satro! :)

Hi zydio!

PS: anyidea to extend it to gtalk ? :D
Sorry no gtalk, but I'm thinking about making something similar to WLM/MSN..a network that I can also test better!

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 11:59:55 am »
Still confuse, this service send sms or just instant message like yahoo messenger, i'll try now to find the answer.

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 04:41:06 pm »
Still confuse, this service send sms or just instant message like yahoo messenger, i'll try now to find the answer.

You are just sending a instant message to any of yours yahoo contacts.

But, if I didn't get wrong, if you send a message to a yahoo contact that is offline and has a mobile phone number associated with his account and lives in some specific countries, the offline message is delivered as SMS.
I'm not cross sure of this, because I don't use Yahoo messenger, and Italy is not in the free sms countries list.

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 06:18:36 pm »
Can there be a distinct service for receiving the instant messages or derive the offline messages?

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 06:09:30 pm »
Can there be a distinct service for receiving the instant messages or derive the offline messages?

I don't think that manually retrieving received messages would be useful.
I also don't know if Yahoo allows to retrieve messages sent to offline wap users :P

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 08:01:51 pm »
If it can be possible ,so it can be used as offline SMS , it will need to miss call the receiver that he has an offline ,so he can retrieve the message. Just a thought!

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 08:14:01 pm »
If it can be possible ,so it can be used as offline SMS , it will need to miss call the receiver that he has an offline ,so he can retrieve the message. Just a thought!

Oh yes, that's an idea.

But..I think we should try to do something better and more integrated

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 11:00:48 pm »
ciao ;D

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 08:00:55 am »
 >:(, It is not working for sms to nepal telecom ,nepal.if any one fing solution to my problem pls mail to akrur4@gmail.com or send sms to +9779807248393

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Re: Yahoo Messenger [unlimited]: to Yahoo Messenger Contacts
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 10:15:57 pm »
Nepal is not supported for sending sms by yahoo messenger, there is no clue for this