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    Messinger and Outlook (Outlook 2003)

    A long time ago, I turned off the Windows Messenger, as I never use it. I run Outlook 2003 at work, and after installing WinXP SP2, I have noticed that Messenger starts every time I start Outlook 2003 (I see the Messenger icon in the tray - with an "X" as I am not signed in). If I try to close Messenger, I get a message that "there re other applications running that use the features in Messenger, and they must be stopped before existing Messenger". The application is apparently Outlook 2003, since when I exit Outlook, I can also exit Messenger. Has anyone noticed this behavior? Is there anything I can do about it? I want to completely kill Messenger, but it seems Microsoft has added some new hooks into Outlook.

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    Re: Messinger and Outlook (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>, SP2 at home didn't restore Messenger on Office XP. Can you retry Doug Knox's Messenger removal techniques to see if they still work to remove Messenger?
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    Re: Messinger and Outlook (Outlook 2003)

    I ran the script and it appears to have killed Messenger. Thanks very much!

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    Re: Messinger and Outlook (Outlook 2003)

    Did they change the Options dialog in Outlook 2003? In Outlook 2002, you can stop Messenger from loading with Outlook under Tools>Options..., Other tab, down toward the bottom.

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    Re: Messinger and Outlook (Outlook 2003)

    I can't find that option in Outlook2003.....

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    Re: Messinger and Outlook (Outlook 2003)

    I had the same issue after installing SP2. I had rid myself of it (Running Office 2003), but after the SP2 install, it was haunting me again. The script seems to have worked. Many thanks!

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