I didn't think this would work since I turned off the IM Security and mIRC still wouldn't connect to Dalnet...

I was wrong, I went into advanced, unchecked "block irc" and now I can connect just fine.

kinda lame that it blocked irc even though the im security was turned off, don't ya think?

... anyway, I owe you my gratitude for this information, works like a charm! grin grin grin