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July 23, 2014

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Remove Unread Email Count from the Windows XP Login Screen

For All Users:

Go to Start and select run, in the run box type Regedit and click ok. Once Regedit has started navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

Once there Create a new DWORD (Right click in right hand pane, New>DWORD) called MessageExpiryDays

Double click the DWORD MessageExpireyDays you just created and be sure the value is set to 0 (should be the default value if this is a new DWORD). If you only wish to make a change to your own user edit this registry key instead HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

If you don't feel happy modifying the registry yourself you can use the following .reg files to make the nessisary changes for you

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For your user account:

Go to Start and select run, in the run box type Regedit and click ok. Once Regedit has started navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

In the right window you should see a DWORD called MessageExpiryDays, double click this and set its value to 0.

 
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