I have recently installed messenger 7.5 for my son who uses the family PC. He has his own area within Windows XP etc.
However today (two days after installing it) when I log on I am given the 'choose user' window as normal but now it says, under my name, that 'I have 34 unread messages'.
My son's name also had this message and he went into his messenger area and deleted all of his messages (he has a hotmail account which he can link to in Messenger) He now no longer has the message at start up.
I do not have a hotmail account, just my normal e-mail address that I use via Outlook (2003). When I click on the message link in messenger it opens Outlook where I find my messages, all read as normal.
Does anyone know why I get the 'I have 34 unread messages' message at my log on screen when starting windows, and more importantly how I can remove it as it is clearly wrong - and very annoying.
Go to Start, Run and type regedit, then navigate to registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your E-Mail Address] In the right pane right-click MessageCount, click Modify and change the value to 0 (zero).