Thanks for all the useful info!
Updated gaim to v0.79.
Still can't setup a Yahoo profile........... hmmmmmn...
There's nothing wrong with my net connection as gaim will setup, connect and run an msn profile for me no problem.
Here's what Yahoo have to say about the connections:
Connection Server: csa.yahoo.com
Edit Server: msg.edit.yahoo.com
HTTP Proxy: http.pager.yahoo.com
All this info tallies with what's set in gaim v0.79 under 'Modify Account' --> 'Show More Options'.
Tried to get Yahoo up and running using different proxy settings - global settings, socks4, socks5 & HTTP, but still no joy.
So, I'm all out of ideas.
No I'm not... Perhaps the firewall is interfering with the Yahoo settings?
I've got it setup to allow Webserver, DNS, Mail Server and PoP servers at the moment. I can't think that a messenger program would use any other service that's listed in the firewall setup to connect though... Any suggestions?