Subsequently, the pidgin homepage has been DDOSed from all the people trying to access it, because the Devs decided to send an message to all the clients instructing:
The client version you are using is too old. Please upgrade at http://pidgin.im
Annoying and funny together 😛
Oh well, it pays to have more than one account at IM services sometimes and for the rest of you, there is always good ol’ email 😉
EDIT: Holy shit. I just got 220 hits on this post for people googling the error message above. Win!
People, if you want another option, go for the ethical choice 😉