MSN Messenger sign in

  User-7A745D18-AA77-4264-9D17E76CC8A1664E 19:57 18 Aug 2003

When starting MSN Messenger, 'automatic sign in' is enabled.

I have unchecked the 'Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet' box, but this has no effect.

Any ideas please?

  .dave 21:14 18 Aug 2003

Go to Internet Options from the Tools Menu in Internet Explorer.
Click on the Content tabs then select Auto complete.
Then click both clear passwords and clear forms.
I think this should do it

Thanks .dave but that didn't work.

Actually, it is my son who uses MSN Messenger. When he clicked the 'Sign In' button, he used to have to enter a password. He would like this option for privacy reasons.

This has only happened since a reformat and reinstall of Windows XP.

  .dave 21:34 18 Aug 2003

Wait until it sign s you in the click Sign Out, and then click Sign In.
In the .NET Messenger Service window, type your .NET Passport account e-mail address and password, and then click OK.

Do not click to select the Sign me in automatically check box.
Click OK.

Erm try that

  Amyfa 21:48 18 Aug 2003

You could try this

Type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes in the run command.Then go to advanced tab and click Manage Passwords, Delete the one thats signs in reboot, it should then be gone from the dropdown box on sign in. Then just put in the address again making sure you dont tick automatic sign in.

Thanks for replies.

Amyfa, tried your suggestion and this appears to have worked.

Thanks again.

  DRiM 16:36 21 Aug 2003

Can anybody help. AS soon as I log onto the internet MSN Messenger sends up three little pop ups in the bottom right hand corner to tell me thinigs I do not want to know.

Can I get rid of them?

Actually, I'd be happy to get rid of MSN Messenger altogether, I never use it and never have.

I use XP, this only happens since I installed it.


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