YahElite v(Build 288)

webfork on 11 Sep 2016

YahELite is a tiny, low-resource Yahoo instant messaging/chat client with support for forums, anti-spam, skins, script support, and much more.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Launch YahELite.exe and close the login form
  3. Enter the chat command /ycopy at the bottom of the window. This brings up a wizard that will copy the essential files for portable operation to a folder of your choice.
  4. Delete the original files as well as C:\WINDOWS\YAHELITE.INI

4 comments on YahElite  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Webfork 2009-09-06 21:53

A worthy replacement for Yahoo's official IM, although some of the features didn't work. Also, for instant messaging clients, this has got to be the most customizable chat tool I've ever used. I wish like crazy they'd make it compatible for other networks. I recommend using the "Pager" format, as the "Normal Chat" IRC-style setup didn't work for me: wouldn't log into Yahoo's chat rooms.

Emka 2011-12-28 07:13

It seems there is a later build (330.1) which does not come as a zip file but as an (old-fashioned) installer. The procedure to make it portable is still mentioned on the site.

V(Build 288)

Emka 2013-12-19 14:32

website down

v(Build 288)

webfork 2013-12-30 00:26

Emka: tested website and it looks okay. Wish they'd list the version number clearly...

v(Build 288)

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