kill off msn messenger service - how?

  muscic lover 14:12 19 Oct 2003

I am running windows Me on a reasonable computer. When i start Outlook express 6 , I get the Msn icon appear. I am not wanting Msn. How the heck do i kill off this annoying 'function'?
I would rather poke out my eyes on cocktail sticks than use this function.... (my wife says that can be arranged!!)


Music Lover

  Cantillion 14:21 19 Oct 2003

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  Taw 14:24 19 Oct 2003

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try this thread

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:27 19 Oct 2003

Right click the icon in Systray to open the brat.
Remove the checks from "Start with Windows" and "Allow this Program to run in the Background"

Also, stop LoadQM.exe running. Disable it via start-run and type msconfig-startup and untick 'LoadQM' the next step is to rename or delete the file C:\Windows\LoadQM.exe. You may like to see if any instances of messenger are in the startup group as well. You can always remove messenger if you do not need it.


  misters 14:32 19 Oct 2003

I'm glad i came across this thread because i was having the same problem.
Cheers Guys.

  Epoc 15:45 19 Oct 2003

I am not sure if it is the same in Express but in my version of Outlook I just go to Tools, Options, then click on the tab Other and un-tick Enable Instant Messaging in Microsoft Outlook.

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