Which services filter messages?

AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, and MSN censor messages.

Why do they do this?

For MSN, Microsoft has stated the reason that the URLs may be sent to exploit Windows or Microsoft Windows Live Messenger security holes.

Of course, any URL can be an exploit URL. The correct solution would be to fix the bugs that evil URLs would exploit.

Can Adium do anything about it?

No, this censorship occurs server-side. There's nothing we can do about it.

What can I do about it?

Switch to an open protocol like Jabber. At present, we don't know of any Jabber servers that filter messages.

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