How to stop Messenger opening when logging into Hotmail

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by DavidB, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB Guest


    I've searched on various MS groups for a solution to the problem of
    Messenger running automatically whenever I log in to Hotmail but with no joy
    except for one thread from 2005 saying nothing can be done.

    As it is now 2 years later has this problem been addressed? I have
    Messenger set not to load at start-up and not to log in automatically and
    all is fine until I go to check my Hotmail when Messenger starts up by
    itself. My firewall then blocks Messenger and the page I'm loading hangs
    until I stop Messenger.

    I do use Messenger from time to time so uninstalling it is not an option. I
    just want to be able to control the programs on my computer myself without
    them deciding that they are going to access the internet whether I like it
    or not. It's especially annoying when I have set the program not to run
    automatically but whoever programmed it decided that this setting isn't
    always going to apply.

    Any help most welcome!

    DavidB, Apr 22, 2007
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  2. Greetings David,

    Hm, I got an idea but just to clarify, which version of Messenger and which version of
    Windows are you using?

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
    Messenger Resources -
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Apr 23, 2007
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  3. DavidB

    DavidB Guest

    Hi Jonathan

    Windows Live Messenger Build 8.1.0178.00 and XP SP2 with all updates.

    DavidB, Apr 23, 2007
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