It seems that the first message you type to someone
after starting GAIM contains a leading space.
This appears to be in the plain text version of the
message, when the person you are sending to does not
I found this when chatting to a bot on Jabber: The bot
was not understanding the first thing I typed to it,
but it was fine after that. The logs for the bot show
that the first line I typed included a leading space.
I have "Broadcast encryption capability" enabled.