I've accessed Yahoo Messenger from it's web interface (within the Yahoo! webmail client) and now I see some contacts I've removed a long time ago from my list (using the Windows client).

Any idea why is this happening and how can I get rid of these contacts?

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As I know, You need to delete them from "Contacts" tab in your Yahoo mail.

  1. Check the box next to each contact that you want to delete.
  2. The right side of the page lists several options.
  3. Click the Delete option, and then confirm the deletion.

The names are moved to your Deleted Contacts where you can restore them if you like.

See How Do I delete a contact?.

  • Did that and they still appear in the messenger list with pending add request status.
    – Alex
    Jul 31, 2011 at 8:23
  • After making logout and logging in again those contacts disappeared . Thanks!
    – Alex
    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:29
  • @Alex: glad it worked, anytime!.
    – Binarylife
    Jul 31, 2011 at 11:00
  • I have the same problem. I deleted the contacts , I have already deleted them from my address book too, but they still appear in my messenger list. I have re-installed the yahoo, tried everything. When I sign back in , everything is back as if I haven't deleted anybody. What can I do????
    – user28817
    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:15

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