number of emails on XP Home screen

  ReyesKing 16:45 07 May 2005

Hi, the number underneath my login name is a vast number 337, on the home screen that appears before anyone has logged in. It is also not even my email account, as recently i checked the email of a friend who couldnt do so and that is why the number is so large. How do i set this to my email account and therefore change the number?


  VoG II 16:55 07 May 2005

Use TweakUI click here

On the left hand pane click repair then on the right select Repair Unread Mail Count.

  ReyesKing 16:57 07 May 2005

thanks vog i'll try that now

  Eric10 16:59 07 May 2005

If you're not afraid of the Registry, you will find the setting at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, UnreadMail.

All accounts are listed under this key and the MessageCount value for any account can be Modified to 0 to clear the counter.

  ReyesKing 17:06 07 May 2005

Hi thanks a lot Vog your solution worked and thanks to Eric too.

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