Type /debug -p @debugwnd Then join the channel. You will see mIRC only sends about 3 lines of text, it is not caused by mIRC sending information. If you see more than maybe 3-4 lines of data being sent by mIRC, then the problem is likely that you have a script loaded causing the problem. For example, if you have a script that does /who #channel on a 1000 user channel it will flood you off the server. Try /remote off. And as for saying I've never used other IRC clients, I use mIRC, Klient, Bersirc, .IRC, virc, HydraIRC, Xchat, BitchX, and epic on almost a daily basis.