Display of Unread Email Count on Windows XP User Account login screen

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by jingojones, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. jingojones

    jingojones Guest

    I've noticed that Windows Live Mail seems to cause an unread email message
    count on the Window's XP user login screen. It strikes me that isn't the
    business of anyone not logged on to the user account with unread mail. Is
    there anyway to stop the display or is it a feature of WLM that it requires
    users to give up some privacy?
     
    jingojones, Nov 21, 2008
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    jingojones Guest

    I don't necessarily buy it since it only started after I installed WLM.
    Never happened with either Outlook or my preferred OE., Additionally, the
    behavior does not occur on my other home workstation that's running VIsta
    SP1 and Windows Mail. The problem doesn't occur on my laptops, either. In
    short, the problem only occurs on the one machine on which I'm running WLM.
    I guess I need to check the KB to see it it's a problem or just a feature of
    WLM. Thanks for your reply, though.
     
    jingojones, Nov 21, 2008
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    jingojones Guest

    A followup: MS has this:

    "Overview of the mail notification display on the Windows XP Welcome screen"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148

    That seems to agree with Peter. I guess what it means it that the versions
    of OE and OE-express I've used didn't properly update the count.
     
    jingojones, Nov 21, 2008
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    The article also says that the email program has to support that feature.
    Only Outlook Express and Messenger do.
    The article did not list Outlook or Windows Mail.
    The computer must not be on a domain.
     
    Ron Sommer, Nov 21, 2008
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