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Remove “Windows Messenger’ integration from Outlook Express.

This setting removes “Windows Messenger” integration from Outlook Express and restricts the ability to launch the instant messaging from the email program.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Outlook Express has a feature to launch “Windows Messenger”, the instant messaging program from the “Tools” menu of the email program. The installation of “Windows Messenger” adds a number of extensions to Outlook Express and the Windows Address Book. You can disable the messenger service if you are not interested in those extensions.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “Hide Messenger”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value data to “2” which can remove integration of messaging service in Outlook Express. However, if you want to show the option back, delete “Hide Messenger” value.

Restart Outlook Express for the changes to take effect.

Disable Messenger from loading with Outlook Express.reg

The '.reg' file can disable Messenger from loading with Outlook Express.

Enable Messenger from loading with Outlook Express (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable Messenger from loading with Outlook Express by default.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Windows Messenger' option under the 'Tools' menu is removed from the 'Outlook Express'.

'Windows Messenger' option under the 'Tools' menu is visible by default in 'Outlook Express'.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "Hide Messenger" in "Outlook Express" key.

Next, right-click on "Hide Messenger" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "2" (Base Hexadecimal) in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

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Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

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Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

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Change help URL of Outlook Express.

Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

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