Yup, Empathy sucks,
I only use MSN, and it doesn't want to work at all. It was just saying 'connecting'. So I uninstalled 'telepathy-butterfly' package, so the Empathy would solely use 'telepathy-haze' instead. After having done that I could finally login to my profile. However, whatever messages I send people on the other side, they don't receive them. I receive theirs fine.
Empathy is really disappointing...
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