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Thread: Getting AIM NOT to appear with Outlook Express




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    Essentially, yah^^. Everytime I start up Outlook Express, AIM starts up. THere's an option not to automatically log on, but that's it. How do I stop it from starting up completely? Before Windows messenger and AIM used to start up with OE alternating(ly), but I foudn the registry key for WM and stopped it. So, help w/ AIM? Thx alot, : peace2: Mista K6
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    if you uncheck the option I circled (and you mentioned) it should not launch any IM application when you open OE. It worked with both msn and aim before I swithed to gaim and thunderbird.

    *btw, for the thunderbird fans, 0.4 i now available. It's quite an improvement over 0.3 :)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Still appears, just doesnt log on automatically :( . Thx for the quick reply tho.
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    huh, wierd... I know it worked for me at the time :confused:

    well, not trying to be an ass, but you could try something like gaim or trillian instread of that crappy aol software :2cents:

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    nah, its good enough for me, thx tho. I'll just keep looking around.
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    gpedit.msc
    I think there were 2 options for Messenger.
    1 dont start with windows.
    2 never start.
    But that would turn it off completly so it may not be something u want.

    I personally use Mozilla instead of buggy MS product. Too many viruses out there for OE

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    Actually Comcast (my ISP) and my McAfee Security Center make a very nice team. Comcast doesn't allow spam to reach the inbox, and my virus scan and firewall dont let ANYTHING through. I'm quite content with it all. However, if things do go screwy and fail, then I might change :thumb:. THx for the suggestion, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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