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Outlook Express opens AOL Instant Messenger

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BearMom, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. BearMom

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    We have the internet through our cable co. With them, we can have up to 5 mailboxes in our account. We kept the Outlook Express mailbox that we had through the dial-up provider. When we got cable, my husband wanted a mailbox so we set it up.

    The problem: Everytime he opens Outlook Express into his mailbox, the little window to sign on the AOL Instant Messenger opens also. What a pain! We have never had this problem before. I am sure there is some little magic connection doing this.

    Does anyone know how to disconnect these two programs????

    It's not a matter of "x-ing" it out because once open, it notifies our daughter's friends and then their IM messages to her pop up over the middle of his email typing.
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    Open the Instant Messenger, right click its icon in the system tray and choose Preferences. Under Sign On/Off uncheck "Make AIM My Default Instant Messenger".
     
  3. BearMom

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    Thanks, brendandonhu, that seems to have fixed it!

    (what exactly is that mouse hitting??? I live too far away from Ann Arbor to see :))
     
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