Okay guys, I'm hoping one of you is genius enough to help here, because I don't even know where to start diagnosing this problem. AIM's Direct Connect feature has never worked for me in Adium. When I receive the dialog to connect directly, I click "connect." No error messages appear; however, my buddy (on Windows AIM) and I do not get connected. So, anyway, I continue to IM my buddy. The IMs show up in the window, but he doesn't actually receive them! Also -- all the IMs I send to him are also appearing in a window from [myscreenname] -- so I'm IMing myself with what I'm actually typing to him! (I hope that makes sense.) So, what might be the problem? Any ideas? FWIW, Direct Connect does work properly if I'm using the official Mac AIM client.