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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    First, try usual cleanup for Internet Explorer:

    - Open Internet Explorer
    - On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    - Click Delete Files and then check the Delete all offline content box. Click OK to confirm.
    - Click Delete Cookies. Click OK to confirm.
    - Click Clear History. Click Yes to confirm.
    - Click OK.

    You did not specify which application do you use to send an e-mail generates a problem - is it Outlook Express (POP3 account) or Internet Explorer (Webmail account)?

    Anyway, what happens when you use another browser (say, Firefox) or e-mail client (say, Thunderbird)?

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Colin,
    Do you use Hotmail or MSN Instant Messenger?

    Read the info at this site and use the link described, to disable passport MSN if you still want to do do.
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    Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

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    I first noticed when I attempted to downoad a .pdf file that I got a dialogue that I had never seen before. Now when I try to attach something to an email I'm getting this same dialogue. It seems somehow I have tied my Win XP Home to Microsoft Passport but I don't know how I did it or how to undo it. Take a look ath the attached screen print or I can return the complete text of the message.
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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    You may be able to clear fhis from

    Start > User Accounts > Advanced > Manage Passwords

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    I've completed all of the usual cleanup steps to no avail.

    I will try Firefox as a last resort.

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    I do use Hotamil occasionally but not MSN Messenger.

    I've read the info from that site and don't really see anything that seems directly related to what I am experiencing.

    One option I will be trying however, after I complete a new backup, is to update IE to version 7.

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Stuart, I have checked and double checked my User Accounts and I don't have any stored User Names and Passwords.

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Stuart,
    Is this regarding XP Pro?
    I have XP Home and don't see any advanced tab or manage passwords in the location you described. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Have you run the usual spyware, a/v programs? That behavior seems very suspicious.

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Bob,

    I guess that's possible, I have never used XP Home.

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Yes, I have run SpyBot, AdAware and the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. Windows Defender also runs in the background. AVG AntiVirus does a deep scan every evening and also runs in the background otherwise. Nothing to report from any of them. Even after installing IE7 I still have the same problem.
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    It used to be that when I right-clicked a file and selected Send to Mail Recipient, Outlook Express would start with the file attached. Now I get this "Connect to loginnet.passport.com" dialogue. Same thing now if I try to send a Vcal or Vcard from the Palm desktop. If I enter my Hotmail address and password the file is attached to a Hotmail email, but that is not what I want.
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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Bob, in WinXP Home the sequence is Start--> Run--> (type) control userpasswords2 --> OK--> Advanced tab--> Manage Passwords.

    As I believe I have already said there are no Stored User Names or Passwords here on my computer and I still have my problem.
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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Problem Solved? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    I searched WinXP Help & Support for "default email" and that led me to Set Program Access and Defaults.

    Under Microsoft Windows, I enabled access to Outlook Express and that seems to have the desired effect. Very wierd, as I have no idea how this could have been changed.

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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Colin,
    Yes that sequence is the right one.
    I guess I've never had the need to go there. Also nothing stored in there.

    Anyhow, I'm glad to see you are back and running OK now. It is rather mystical how some settings get changed, for reasons unknown to man, only to Microsoft! <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15>
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    Re: Microsoft Passport? (XP Home SP2)

    Thanks Bob (& StuartR, Joe, kaplinb & HansV) for trying. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

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