Solved: Login screen email account settings - change or remove

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alexhett

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This should be an easy problem to solve, but I have been unable to figure it out...

On the windows login screen, right below my login name, there is a little note that says how many new mail messages I have- This however was set up by my ex-boyfriend under his hotmail account. I'd like to change it to one of my accounts if possible, (I primarily use a university based webmail account), and if I can't change it to anything but hotmail or msn then I would like to remove it.

I haven't been able to figure out where to find this setting.

Any ideas or help would be most appreciated.

-Alex
 
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You can edit the registry to remove it but I prefer the easier way.
Download TweakUI from MS, it has an option to remove the email notification message.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Manually

Click Start -> Run -> type regedit and enter
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion UnreadMail
Double-click on the dword MessageExpiryDays in the right column and set the value to 0, then click OK. (Note: If MessageExpiryDays not exists, just create one and set the value to 0)
Close your registry editor.

Your PC now should have the unread email notification turn off.
 

alexhett

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Thanks, that should do the trick, is there however a way to change which email account it is notifying me of (change it to mine) instead of just removing it?
 
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alexhett said:
Thanks, that should do the trick, is there however a way to change which email account it is notifying me of (change it to mine) instead of just removing it?
Got to Control Panel > User Accounts > Click on the account in question > click on Change my .NET passport > Use a different passport
follow the prompts and enter the details of your choice.
 

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You have been most helpful, thank you very much. one last thing, Is there a way that I can have that notification set up with a non-microsoft email account. (like an @gmail.com account or a @university.edu account)?
 
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