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Specify Home Country in Yahoo! Messenger in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

Normally when Yahoo! Messenger is installed on a computer system and is connected to the Internet it automatically detects and configures itself with the Home Country. Configuration that is automatically set up is according to the IP address of particular region to which the Internet connection belongs. Since this configuration remains persistent there might be times when users may want to change their home countries in case they have travelled abroad or are back to their original countries. Manually specifying Home Country in Yahoo! Messenger requires just a few mouse clicks and it helps users to connect to the Internet in more efficient manner. It also provides some country specific facilities so that users can experience the best performance out of the application. As Yahoo! Messenger user in Windows 7 if you want to specify Home Country manually you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Yahoo! Messenger by providing appropriate credentials.

  2. Go to Preferences option by going to Messenger menu.

  3. From the opened box on the left pane click on Connection category and from the right pane under Home Countrydrop-down list choose the country in which you currently are.

  4. Once you are done click on Ok button to save the changes.