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October 3, 2006

ZT:XP: Remove Unread Email Notification from the Login Screen

Filed under: soft Tips, Uncategorized — manoftoday @ 5:43 pm

If you just want to remove it for one user:

1. Log into the XP box with the user you want to change
2. Click Start and click Run
3. In the runbox type regedit and press ENTER
4. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

5. Double-click on the dword MessageExpiryDays in the right column. If the dword is not there, create it.
6. Set the value to 0

If you want to remove the notification for all users:

1. Click Start -> run -> regedit (as noted above)
2. Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

3. Double-click on the dword MessageExpiryDays in the right column. If the dword is not there, create it.
4. Set the value to 0

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