Running OE6 & XP SP2 - when I am using OE, messenger automatically starts up in my task bar. I don't want this. Even worse when somebody signs on, messenger starts up & opens up my kids address book. It really is a pain as I have to wait. Have checked options in both OE and messenger but it still loads in task bar.
Ok if still using Xp there will be an old version of Windows Messenger on it. I think I managed to remove it from Windows Explorer.it is version 4.5 something like that. As I am not sure how I removed it, maybe someone else can help. Or maybe try a search for messenger and see what versions it pops up with.
Just read your post again and I have got a feeling you can actually get it to stop running while in Outlook express. I do not have Outlook express anymore but you have to look on the toolbar in O/Express and there should be something you tick to stop messenger from running. Sorry I cannot be more helpful but it has been a while since I used it.
That is the latest Windows Messenger it gives you the opportunity of downloading different programs with it. Just download the ones that you need and leave the rest. It should update with all of your contacts still intact but it has been a while since I did it and I am not 100% sure.
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