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Email problem

By bobby123
Sep 4, 2007
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  1. When windows starts up say after a reboot, it comes up with the users screen to select which user you want to log in at (this is normal). However underneath my name its got the number of emails ive got in my accounts and I want to get rid of this. How is this possible?
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    I never heard of anything like it.

    Could you perhaps post a screenshot or two?

    Regards :)
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    It is a "feature" Microsoft thought absolutely necessary and impossible for a user to disable. God bless!

    Anyway, you can disable it with a registry tweak:
    go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail
    create a new DWORD value MessageExpireyDays and let it be zero.
  4. bobby123

    bobby123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 391

  5. bobby123

    bobby123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 391

    I don't understand Nodsu.
  6. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Go to start > run, type in regedit and press enter.

    Click on the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion. Click on UnreadMail.

    In the right pane, right-click and select New > DWORD value. Name the new value MessageExpiryDays and then double-click on it and set the value to 0.

    You may have to restart for the settings to take effect.

    Regards :)
  7. bobby123

    bobby123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 391

    under current version there is no unread mai?
  8. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Right-click on CurrentVersion and select New > Key. Name the key UnreadMail, and then create the MessageExpiryDays inside that.

    Regards :)
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