I am a long time user of the excellent Miranda IM client. Miranda IM is a multi protocol instant messenger client for Windows. Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast. As you can probably guess this is just my cup of tea. Now it seems that the latest release of Miranda (4.0.2) had a bug in the ICQ module so that it prevented users from recieving ICQ messages. And i have been running that version for about 2 weeks. I bet thats a lot of missed messages =(. I have now updated to 4.0.3 so now all should be well, but if you have tried to contact me during the last weeks without getting a reply, please try again.