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Author Topic: "user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.  (Read 1441 times)

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kingjaydub

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    "user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.
    « on: July 26, 2007, 11:40:53 PM »
    when i get to the main "user login" page on windows, it says i have i unread mail message. however, when i go to my outlook i have no unread messages there and it is very annoying.
    i know this isnt a huge problem, but it's driving me insane. does anyone know how to fix this?

    it all seemed to happen today after i installed mcafee virus scan plus 2007. i was having lots of other problems after i installed it, but ended up uninstalling it and it seems to have fixed most of the problems.
    ...jay...

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      Re: "user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.
      « Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007, 11:44:44 PM »
      if you have hotamil or any web based mail it will also show up there

      kingjaydub

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        Re: "user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.
        « Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007, 11:59:25 PM »
        if you have hotamil or any web based mail it will also show up there

        i was thinking the same thing, but i checked it and it is saying i have mail in the email address that is only linked to my outlook and nothing else. i use outlook for my work email and thats the one with the mysterious message that apparently cant be found.
        ...jay...

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        Re: "user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.
        « Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 08:27:35 AM »
        You can use TweakUI from Microsoft to do these 2 things (as well as a lot of other handy things)

        1. Stop the unread mail count appearing on the login screen
        2. Repair the wrong unread mail count

        http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

        kingjaydub

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          Re: "user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.
          « Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 09:19:33 AM »
          You can use TweakUI from Microsoft to do these 2 things (as well as a lot of other handy things)

          1. Stop the unread mail count appearing on the login screen
          2. Repair the wrong unread mail count

          http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


          that fixed it.
          thank you so much for the help. thats a really cool program... and so easy to use.
          ...jay...