Originally Posted by Mr. Me
You now know that your problem is likely to be local to your system rather than a problem that is universal to MacOS X 10.6.8.
Beyond that, neither I nor anyone else has anything better than a wild @$$ guess. As a veteran member of this forum, you know that this is the best that can be done when not given a clue to help diagnose your problem. I would look at your privileges on your network. If you are connected to a wireless guest network, then seemingly simple services will often not work.
You're probably right, but what other info would be needed to diagnose the problem. I use Safari to access Yahoo; everything in Yahoo seems to function with this ONE exception: "Messages cannot be sent." Since everything else works in Yahoo, what other clues should I be looking for?
Since several computers, Mac and PC's, and browsers, including FireFox, do not have the problem, it seems reasonable to assume the problem has something to do with the way Yahoo and Safari mesh. A limp handshake??
The computer is not on a network, wireless guest or any other. It is a year old iMac standing alone. And this problem started a few days ago - and about a week or two after Yahoo was upgraded to a newer version. I have tried to return to the previous version, but Yahoo won't allow that maneuver since they say they are trying to move everyone to the newer version.
Edit after trying to find an answer elsewhere:
You're most likely right about it being a local problem. I have found dozens of reports from other users complaining about 'blank pages'. Unfortunately, these sites do not offer any suggestions as to a fix.
I have emailed Yahoo about the problem and have gotten only a boiler plate reply that their engineers know about the problem and are working on it. However, the complaints go back quite a few years - and Yahoo STILL hasn't found an answer.
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.