Grey Messenger Pop-ups

  Heckmotor 16:16 23 Jun 2003

Probably a naive question, but how can the current spate of pop-ups be disabled without paying the very companies who are sending the ****ing things? If they use an installed element of msn Messenger, can I just disable that element and still use the messenger service, which I find quite useful?

  Jester2K II 16:18 23 Jun 2003
  spikeychris 16:20 23 Jun 2003
  Jester2K II 16:20 23 Jun 2003

and don't bother with anything past VoGs link as the Messenger Sevice which is responsible for these messages has nothing to do with MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger. I had the two prgrams removed from my PC and only VoGs link stops the messages....

  Sir Radfordin 16:46 23 Jun 2003

J2k is right, you just need to stop the messenger service, as not much uses this. Only if you are in a network that uses something like NET SEND will you have a problem.

Reason why this has only just come to light is because Win98/95 didn't have the NET SEND function only NT.

  Heckmotor 16:51 23 Jun 2003

Thanks everyone for some swift advice - looks like I've got to dump the messenger service, which is a shame because I like its pop-up advice of incoming mail, and the sound alert, which are a useful adjunct to the Hotmail account I use. (Still, with all the spam on that, I probably ought to ditch it too!) Thanks again!

  Jester2K II 17:01 23 Jun 2003

As i said the Messenger Sevice which is responsible for the popups is NOTHING to do with MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger. You can have MSN / Windows Messenger WITHOUT the Messenger Service!!!!!

  Sir Radfordin 17:03 23 Jun 2003

As J2k has said NOTHING you use will stop working if you stop this service!

  Heckmotor 17:23 23 Jun 2003

Sorry, Jester2K II and Sir Radfordin - a bit slow on the uptake today! Just disabled Messenger as advised, and looking forward to some peace!

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