Messenger automatic sign in

  [DELETED] 23:45 29 Nov 2003
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i cant get rid of MSN Messenger's automatic sign in!! i have windows XP ! i have achieved that in windows 2000, but in XP.. it's different. in windows 2000 i just went in to the Registry Editor and searched something with my e-mail , i mean i searched my e-mail address, and found some User.NET messenger service, deleted that and it was done :D !!! but in XP i cant find that data. Can somebody help me ? .... i know in the end i can achieve that by uninstalling Messenger, and everything related to it, and then installing it again, but is there a shortcut?

  [DELETED] 23:47 29 Nov 2003

Tools, Options, General...

  [DELETED] 23:48 29 Nov 2003

Tools, Options, General...

  [DELETED] 23:48 29 Nov 2003

it's somewhere deeper, but i cant find it

  [DELETED] 23:49 29 Nov 2003

So whats the exact problem? MSN Messenger Signing you in when you are connected to the net or starting up with the PC?

What vesion of MSN are you using?

  [DELETED] 23:51 29 Nov 2003

the problem is, that my e-mail is on the window when i open MSN messenger, and then you just press sign in, and it signs in! the problem is, what if somebody else used my computer, they could log in to my account anytime they wanted. i saw my cousins do it, that's when it hit me.

  [DELETED] 23:56 29 Nov 2003

This a new "feature" (ahem) of XP and NET Passport accounts. Once you have a NET Passport it gets linked to your XP Account on your PC. I think the assumption is that if you are logged into an XP Account then you are also the NET Passport owner and therefore automatically logs you into your MSN and Hotmail.

I assume you want a password prompt instead?

One fix would be to have a second account for guests.

  [DELETED] 23:59 29 Nov 2003

Tools, Options, Privacy, Check "Always Ask me for my password when checking Hotmail etc" to disable the Auto Hotmail log in...

  [DELETED] 00:02 30 Nov 2003

nope, it's not that. you can still sign in without my password!! what i want to do is, i don't want anyone to sign in automatically.

  [DELETED] 00:04 30 Nov 2003

Sorry do you mean that after doing the last option "Tools, Options, Privacy, Check "Always Ask me for etc" THEN logging off MSN and logging on again you can get into Hotmail WITHOUT a password?

  [DELETED] 00:05 30 Nov 2003

the problem is not getting into hotmail. the problem is signing into my messenger without my password. you know when you sing in you have that little tab "always remember my username and password" ! well can i undo that thing :@

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