Page 1 of 1

Support for Yahoo Profile Aliases?

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:21 pm
by haroon
Some of you might know that Yahoo allows one to have multiple IDs under the same account. For example AdiumUser could also add or send messages to contacts as his alternate identity, AdiumDork. In the native client, and also in various Linux clients, a drop down menu appears if an account has multiple aliases. I've searched high and low for a way to do this in Adium but I'm not having any luck. Can anyone help?

Re: Support for Yahoo Profile Aliases?

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:47 am
by Robby
Adium should also display a dropdown when you open a chat with a combined contact. You can invoke this drop-down by clicking the chat bubble labelled "Source/Destination" in the chat window's toolbar.

Re: Support for Yahoo Profile Aliases?

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:26 pm
by haroon
Thanks but that's not what I was referring to. In Yahoo if you login with, say -- AdiumYahoo you can have an alternative login linked to the same account for privacy purposes called AdiumYahooPrivate (just an example name, it can be anything). You can give certain people your ordinary ID and others your public ID -- usually used for people in chat rooms or cases where you don't want the person to have your primary contact info while chatting. Yahoo's native client detects any of those aliases you've setup and gives you a drop down menu to choose which ID you respond or initiate messages with.

Re: Support for Yahoo Profile Aliases?

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:13 pm
by Robby
In that case, I do not think this is supported, no.