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Windows 7: ***PLEASE help: new hotmail and messenger

29 Jul 2010   #11
Langston

OSX
 
 
New hotmail "feature"

I don't believe the problem at hand has anything to do with Windows itself. I am running Safari on a Mac and I am having the same issue: Hotmail now has (what at least appears to me to be, though I'm not the most tech-savvy) an embedded MSN Messenger client. It automatically pops up when you log into Hotmail, and there don't appear to be ANY log-out or disabling options. This is incredibly frustrating when you just want to check your email and you get a flood of IM's from anyone on your list of email contacts. The best I could manage was to limit the field of contacts to friends, but could not eliminate the feature altogether.

I do not have messenger on my computer, but I do have a prior account linked to my Hotmail username ID. I do not use an external mail program on my hard drive to access my email. Neither of these is the issue.

If this wasn't the OP's issue, I apologize for the intrusion, but I suspect from the wording used that it most likely is.


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29 Jul 2010   #12
jcheong

Windows XP
 
 
Solution Found

I've been checking out the web ever since the Wave4 upgrade and have finally found a solution.

1. Sign into Hotmail
2. Click on your name on the upper right hand corner of the page. It will show a menu.
3. From the menu, click on "Sign Out Messenger"

All credits goes to the poster at dslreports who found the solution!!
Windows Live Hotmail - Web Messenger - dslreports.com
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29 Jul 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You can sign out but messenger will start up automatically when entering any Live page like your email inbox. That's how it is set up.

The download of the mail option however works similar to Outlook Express or Windows Mail there where you open up a screen on your desktop to see the mail downloaded from the mail server. It's only when you go onto a page online that messenger kicks in.

The Outlook option is also included in MS Office which solves the WLM opens on you automatically problem provided you get MS Office products to begin with. The other option is to go to your inbox and sign in while in another browser besides IE. Messenger only becomes active while reaching these pages while logging from IE not FF, Opera, Chrome, Netscape, Ice Weasel, or others.
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29 Jul 2010   #14
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
You can sign out but messenger will start up automatically when entering any Live page like your email inbox...

...Messenger only becomes active while reaching these pages while logging from IE not FF, Opera, Chrome, Netscape, Ice Weasel, or others.
I'm using IE 8, viewing my email in Hotmail on the web, and I have two sign-in options under "Messenger" but no sign out option since I'm not signed in. Normally I check my mail by signing in automatically with WLM (from the Live Essentials Package) but I never downloaded the Messenger option. Perhaps if I had downloaded it things would be different but I'm not using messenger yet.
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29 Jul 2010   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
You can sign out but messenger will start up automatically when entering any Live page like your email inbox...

...Messenger only becomes active while reaching these pages while logging from IE not FF, Opera, Chrome, Netscape, Ice Weasel, or others.
I'm using IE 8, viewing my email in Hotmail on the web, and I have two sign-in options under "Messenger" but no sign out option since I'm not signed in. Normally I check my mail by signing in automatically with WLM (from the Live Essentials Package) but I never downloaded the Messenger option. Perhaps if I had downloaded it things would be different but I'm not using messenger yet.
You can still log into the account with another browser even without the messenger option installed. To use the WLM option of course you have to have contacts you can connect with to start with for live chat.

With WLM installed however the icon becomes active once you log in while in IE especially with the automatic open item checked off for pages that interact with messenger. This allows the alert notification of new mail to be seen when someone sends you mail while being logged into messenger.
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03 Aug 2010   #16
Langston

OSX
 
 
Solved!

@jcheong

That solution worked perfectly. I logged out of messenger through the drop-down list under my name in the upper right corner, and it has remained logged out since then. Thanks a bunch.
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06 Mar 2011   #17
Yaysnowday

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

@jcheong
Correct, that is the solution everyone is looking for!

@NightHawk
I don't understand what you were attemping to accomplish with all your posts, none of your replies offered any type of solution, just unsolicited, unwanted advertisement on WLS behalf.. If you don't know the answer, don't try to make it seem like you do.

@People looking for the CORRECT solution
To completely cut off WLS from WLApps, disable the Windows Live Add-On in IE by going to Tools -> Manage Addons. Under the "Show" field, select the Run without permissions option and scroll down to the "Windows Live" entry under Microsoft. The CID is {E13AAC70....} just to make sure you have the right one. Then restart IE.

jcheong's reply in this thread will mitigate the WLM "problem" most of us seem to be having.

I hope this helps people in the future who find this thread seeking a solution to this annoyance and clearly a violation of privacy.
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