msm messenger why do people see me

  jonboy 00:12 08 Dec 2004

hi i have msm messenger and even though i am not signed in people still c me as on and can im me through windows messenger (i think) how can i disable it please

  Forum Editor 00:18 08 Dec 2004

via MS Messenger nobody can 'see'you.

  woofwoofbark 00:19 08 Dec 2004

I know in msn messenger that you can go to tools/options/general and untick 'Automatically run Messenger when I log onto windows' ... open Windows messenger to see if it is ticked and if so untick

hope this helps



  jonboy 00:20 08 Dec 2004

yeh but they do lol i am not signed into it and my mates im me it pops up at the bottom of the screen

  woofwoofbark 00:21 08 Dec 2004

Open main messenger window when messenger starts


Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet

if the 3 boxes are ticked then untick

try that , good luck



  PSF 00:21 08 Dec 2004

Windows messenger starts with outlook, turn off 'Run messenger in the bakground' in the tools>>>messenger section.

  Lasse 05:00 08 Dec 2004

why can you not write in clear english so everybody understands your question

  Forum Editor 07:00 08 Dec 2004

because you cannot be seen if you aren't signed in - as I said before.

Don't use swear words in the forum - I've deleted your last post.

  simonp1 08:25 08 Dec 2004

I think PSF is right. I had a simular problem and by doing what PSF suddgested all was resolved

  bruno 14:52 08 Dec 2004

I ,too,get messages that "so and so has signed in"even though I am not signed into IM.It does not mean they can see you,just that they have signed in.If you are not signed in your icon on their screen will show RED not the GREEN colour that indicates you are online.If you sign in you can then tell whichever of your "buddies" is online and can contact them.

  jonboy 18:38 08 Dec 2004

yeh did as above and still happens sorry about this but it is net messenger not windows i get the im's from and when i sign into msn it say's you have signed out of net messenger

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