751027 story ICQ Starts Blocking Alternative Clients 347 Posted by CmdrTaco on Wednesday July 02, 2008 @10:58AM from the well-that's-not-how-friends-play-nice dept. An anonymous reader writes "It appears that since yesterday ICQ has blocked access to the ICQ network to alternative clients. Users of QIP, Adium, and other clients are getting a 'The client version you are using is too old. Please upgrade'. No comment yet from ICQ or AOL."