I have tried different messengers over time including Pidgin, Trillian, MSN and Yahoo.
I tend to like Pidgin, Trillian and Miranda.
I have found one core difference in Miranda.
It seems after a fresh install, completely wiped out the profile file etc - I enter my msn details - Miranda starts.
It then populates my contact list with email addresses which I do not recognize or which I have removed from my contacts. Do he same thing with other messengers these email addresses are not there.
Now its essentially the server list which Miranda is picking up but I dont know where from. I log into Hotmail and check my contact list, those email addresses do not exist.
So how is Miranda picking these email addresses up when other messengers do not?
A few of the email addresses are spammers I believe as I have never known or contacted such people. I remove them from the server list in the options of Miranda. I remove Miranda completely and re-install. Re input my msn details and the email addresses re-appear.
I cant get anything out of Hotmail, typically you cant contact them or they will never reply.