Using Pidgin for Yahoo Messenger, I had never been able to send files to anyone, only to receive them. I thought it might be that the Yahoo file transfer server settings were wrong, and in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pidgin-801235/
, Kbp suggested I make the settings blank to "send direct." So I deleted the information in the pager server, pager port , file transfer server, and file transfer port boxes. I am now able to send files.
(If the Yahoo server information is simply out of date, the Pidgin maintainers might fix it later--they've had to fix this kind of problem before for Pidgin and Kopete to connect to Yahoo at all--but if you can enable sending files yourself by removing the settings, who cares?)