- Messenger logs me in automatically... why?

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Jon Yeager, May 13, 2004.

  1. Jon Yeager

    Jon Yeager Guest


    I just installed MSN messenger on XP, and when it asked me for my passport,
    I entered my standard one, and now it automatically logs in with it without
    ever prompting me for my password.

    How do I make it ask me for my password each time? I never checked any
    "remember password" option.

    NOTE: I'm not looking to disable the auto-load or auto-login features. I
    just want to make it so someone else cannot log on as me on this computer
    without my password.

    Jon Yeager, May 13, 2004
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  2. Greetings Jon,

    To remove the saved password, click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then,
    click User Accounts in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left
    side of the screen, under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window
    that opens, click the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'. Then restart
    Messenger to see the change.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 13, 2004
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  3. Jon Yeager

    Jon Yeager Guest

    Thanks, Jonathan!
    Jon Yeager, May 14, 2004
  4. Hi Jon,

    You're very welcome =)

    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 14, 2004
  5. I am also having this issue. I think it is a bug with 6.2. I NEVER chose to have my username/password stored, but each time I log into MSN Messenger, it does just that: store my login information.

    I have saved a shortcut to "My Network Passwords" and have to delete my account info each time.
    ArtianMartian, Jul 6, 2004
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