View Full Version : Don't want MSN it interferes
08-30-2002, 05:15 PM
I am currently having trouble with my emails. Fortunately the failure is quite specific so it may be curable by someone who is familiar with MSN.
My SP is Freeserve and I don't have too many complaints, except when I want technical help ( they are not too conscientious in that department if they can get away with it.
However, my symptom here is exactly this:
I can go online in various different ways but when I click OE(6) icon to access email, an MSN icon appears for a second on the systray bar and the internet connection drops out. This has only started tonight and may be associated with my "messing about" trying to improve the consistancy of my connection. (You see, I have Hometime offpeak and Peak Connections and sometimes I don't choose the right one straight away and have to cancel quickly. I think this may have upset something.
If anyone can help I will be most grateful
08-30-2002, 07:36 PM
As far as MSN is concerned; if you never use it and it bugs you the best thing to do is to uninstall it. If you have it installed but not running, there are at least three ways that it will start up on its own account. In MSN messenger's own options it may be set to run at start-up. In OE it will be triggered into action by accessing Hotmail accounts (if configured) and by having the Contacts Pane in view and also if on the OE Options "General Tab" it is checked to "Automatically log on to MSN...". Accessing Hotmail via Webmail login can also trigger it and there is a way of preventing this from the Options on the Website.
Both IE and OE may be configured to always dial-up when they are opened. Since you are using two different dialups at different times I would be inclined to take control yourself and only dial-up directly using the ISP's icons etc. Thus you would disable IE from dialling up by setting its Tools<>InternetOptions<>Connections to "Never Dial a Connection" and disable OE from dialling up by setting its Options<>General Tab "If my computer is not connected at this time" to "Do Not Connect". You might also want to disable "Send and Receive Messages at startup".
There may be other reasons for it dropping the connection when you access via OE, but try the above to see if this prevents it happening, and let us know if there is still a problem.
08-30-2002, 07:39 PM
Have you tried a different program to access your email? I had trouble with my email a while back (due to another program screwing it up) and kept losing my connection with Netscape Mail. I bit the bullet (I hate using MS OE) and used OE anyway. It worked even though Netscape didn't and it gave me a chance to play with things and figure out what was wrong without having my email pile up.
08-30-2002, 08:02 PM
I have uninstalled MSN and everything is FINE.
08-30-2002, 09:38 PM
Great!:) Ddid you figure out how you got it installed in the first place? I know MS tries to get you to install it a number of different ways. Whenever I install Windows, the first thing I do is go in and delete all of their stuff for Online Services and MSN.
I think it is like most other spyware...it installs when you aren't looking....:eek: :D ;)
Most modern monitors have sensors built in that can detect eye position. M$ has enabled the installer for M$N to use that sensor, so when you look away form the monitor, it will automatically install.
The workaround is to either use an old monitor (a 13" or 14" pre-sensor model) or turn your monitor off before looking away.:D :D :D :D
08-31-2002, 01:58 PM
:D :D And I thought I was PARANOID about computer security!!!:D :D
08-31-2002, 02:08 PM
09.01.2002 Urgent Press Release
M$ has improved its EYE-SPY Technology.
The new EYE-SPY XP can now install software while you watch. No interaction is allowed. The PC user is hypnotized into a trans-like state where the image on the screen never changes. This allows M$ to install software without having to keep the installation hidden. EYE-SPY XP also includes the un-eraser. This handy-dandy tool now reinstalls all previously uninstalled M$ technologies. Thanks to these great new additions your computer will never be the same.
Warnings / Disclaimer : EYE-SPY XP is known to cause the following neurological disorders...
• Chronic Pain
• Gaucher's Disease
• Inclusion Body Myositis
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Tourette Syndrome
Thank you for reading our wonderful press release. EYE-SPY XP has now been installed on your machine and we thank you for being a M$ Drone.
08-31-2002, 03:41 PM
You may be paranoid. BUT Are you paranoid enough?
Headaches. ROFL:D :D
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.