I am prompted to check proxy settings when trying to connect to yahoo messenger
Did you make any changes on the computer prior to this issue?
Let’s follow the troubleshooting steps given in this link which should fix the problem.
How to Setup Messenger to Use a Proxy Server to Connect to the Internet
If the above steps don’t help, please contact yahoo support for further assistance.
Why can't I connect with Yahoo! Messenger?
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