When I login in Yahoo Mail, I am logged out automatically from Messenger (the real one).
That's because I appear in Yahoo Mail Chat list.
How to stop that, that is how to stop being logged out from Messenger?

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You need to sign out from the messenger in Yahoo Mail. Click the yellowish lightning icon next to Online Contacts (it's grey in the screenshot because I'm signed out).

yahoo mail messenger sign out

  • The problem was that you had to do that any time you login in Mail. I tried several times and at some point appeared a window "logout of messenger here or external Messenger". Then I checked "remember the choice". That eventually solved the problem. Jan 16, 2012 at 5:32
  • The full settings are accessible through Options -> Messenger options on top-left of Yahoo Mail. The first tab that opens is called General. There's a setting called Sign Out in the middle of it. Set it to Always sign out here & click OK.
    – dnbrv
    Jan 16, 2012 at 5:39
  • for some reason when I click on Messenger Options, nothing happens Jan 16, 2012 at 12:06
  • now the Messenger Options works Jan 23, 2012 at 4:39

Yes, permanently sign out and close the web site.

  • Can you elaborate on this answer a bit, it is not very helpful at present.
    – jonsca
    Apr 20, 2014 at 12:17

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