Sign out but signs me back in!

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Steve, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I have MSN Messenger 6. If I sign out and leave the messenger program
    running it signs me back in. Can this be fixed?

    Steve, Sep 10, 2003
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  2. Greetings Steve,

    You can see this type of behavior is your connection is disconnected once and awhile, you use
    your PCs "suspend", etc. To stop this from occurring, open up the main Messenger window,
    click the Tools menu, then Options, then General tab, uncheck 'Allow automatic sign in when
    connected to the Internet' and click OK.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 10, 2003
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    There is no disconnection from the web (it's broadband and it's being used -
    I guarantee there is no connection). And I do not suspend or anything like
    that. This never used to happen with Windows Messenger!
    Steve, Sep 10, 2003
  4. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Also, I want it to auto sign me in when I launch it, but not when i sign out
    but leave it running, is there a fix?!
    Steve, Sep 10, 2003
  5. Hi Steve,

    If you continue to have the problem, instead of just signing out, close Messenger instead
    (right-click the Messenger icon and choose Exit).
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 10, 2003
  6. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Two things with your post,
    1. I want to leave messenger open so that I may quickly sign back in later,
    this worked with windows messenger so why not with MSN Messenger?

    2. Please don't top-post, it's bad netiquette.

    Steve, Sep 10, 2003
  7. Hi Steve,

    In that case, you'll need to close the application entirely (right-click the Messenger icon
    in the notification area/system tray and choose Exit) instead of just signing out.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 10, 2003
  8. Hi Steve,

    1. I'm not sure, the detection code may be different, but I have seen this problem with
    Windows Messenger before as well.

    2. That is debatable, personally, I prefer top posting.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 10, 2003
  9. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Bottom posting is the established format for usenet replies since it helps
    maintain the structure of the replies and replies to replies etc. It has
    been the accepted method of posting virtually since the start of usenet. It
    is not debateable, it's the standard. Why is it everyone associated with M/S
    has to reinvent standards just for the sake of it?!

    Steve, Sep 10, 2003
  10. Hi Steve,

    Because we all have carpal tunnel and are sick of scrolling down to read the new messages? =)
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 10, 2003
  11. Steve

    Steve Guest

    For those of you who *don't* understand why bottom posting is the standard,
    here's an example:

    A: Because it's dangerous.

    Q: Why shouldn't one cross the street when the light is red?

    A: No.

    Q: Do you always answer a question before you have even
    _read_ what is the problem?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Is the above confusing?

    A: ... probably not ....

    Q: Get the point?
    Steve, Sep 10, 2003
  12. Hi Steve,

    To be honest, I don't -- in the instance of Q&A, you can simply reply in-line.

    This could be argued to death, but the fact is the default in Outlook Express has always
    defaulted to top-post, as do the web-based NNTP gateways to the primary Microsoft newsgroup
    server (where 90% [probably higher] of the posts in this group come from).
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 10, 2003
  13. Steve

    sr Guest

    You sure didn't wear your wrist out by trimming irrelevant material.
    sr, Sep 10, 2003
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