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Windows Live Messenger - E-Mail Notification at signon


FPCH New Member
Oct 8, 2007
Does anyone know how to switch off the notifcation that you have e-mail at the login screen on XP? Since I installed Live messenger everytime I switch my laptop on it says I have email on my hotmail account (usually spam) this is realy annoying and I want to switch it off but can't work out how to... Can anyone help??


FPCH New Member
Oct 8, 2007
Start the Registry Editor
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ UnreadMail
Double-click the value MessageExpiryDays in the right pane, and change the value to 0 (if MessageExpiryDays doesn't exist, create it by clicking Edit > New > DWORD Value)
Close the registry editor and log off from Windows for the changes to take effect

Hope that help :)


FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
PC Experience
Operating System
Click on the dropdown menu next to your name and go to options. Then go to Alerts and Sounds and untick or tick at will the third option "Display alerts when email is received"