How do I delete MSN Msgr sign in names?

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  1. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    You know the ones I hope. I start the msn messenger. It has a button to sign in. it then offers you a choice of screen names to sign in to.

    I have a couple I just dont use anymore and it annoys me to see them. Anyone know where to look to delete them?

    Thanks
     
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    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    I don't have an answer, but I'm wondering, too. I tried asking Microsoft, and they asked me if the program came with a new computer, and if so, I had to go through the computer company to get an answer...


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  3. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    one would expect that from them. reminds me of AOL. impossible to control or iradicate totally!
     
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    http://messenger.msn.com/Help/




    http://messenger.msn.com/Help/#LQ23



    How can I remove names from the sign in window?

    When you sign in to MSN Messenger, you may see several Passport name choices available in the sign-in window. You can remove names that aren't needed or add new names.

    * In the main MSN Messenger window, click the Tools menu and click Options.
    * In the left pane, click General.
    * Under Sign-in Accounts and Passwords, click Change.
    * To add names to your list:
    1. Click Add
    2. Type your network location, user name, and password.
    3. Click OK.
    * To remove names from your list:
    1. Click the name you want to delete
    2. Click Remove
    3. Click OK.
    * Click Close.
    * Click OK.





    http://www.messengertools.net/MSN-Messenger-75.html
     
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    Annoyances.com has a way, plus some other cool stuff
     
  6. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    In the left pane, click General.
    * Under Sign-in Accounts and Passwords, click Change.
    * To add names to your list:
    1. Click Add
    2. Type your network location, user name, and password.
    3. Click OK.
    * To remove names from your list:
    1. Click the name you want to delete
    2. Click Remove
    3. Click OK.
    * Click Close.
    * Click OK.
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    I dont have this in my msgr.
     
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    Washington D.C.

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    Are you using "Windows Messenger" or "MSN Messenger"?They both work on MSN Messenger but they are different.
     
  8. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    msn 6.3

    I uninstalled it completely and that took care of the names bug. The new version 7.5 doesnt have the problem!

    Thanks for the hints, they worked.
     
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    Not familiar with MSN Messenger but in some similar things (like GlockTalk login) that offer pop up lists of user names, an offered user name can be deleted by simply highlighting it with your mouse (one click) and hit the delete key.

    I suppose that doesn't delete it from registration, but deletes it from the "recently used IDs" and stops it from popping up.

    Knowing Microsoft, they likely have an "enhancment" that prevents that.