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By pop-eye ·
I have read most of the posted Q/A's already, and cant find an answer, so im going to ask away here.

I would like to know, that if I block the messenger service on the desktop, does this, or will this cause problems with Exchange, specifically Outlook (currenty via IMAP, soon to be Exchange)?

We have only one user using Exchange at the present, but we are in the process of migrating to an AD domain w/ Exchange2K.

Is there an easy way to deploy a popup blocker (dont forget, we are stilla WINNT Domain) via a login script? Is there a program that will require little to no user intervention? How about one with an MSI package????

Thanks in advance
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by JDaz In reply to Messenger popups

Your choices are to:
1. Disable the Messenger service or
2. Enable the firewall that comes with Windows XP or
3. Install a third-party firewall

"New mail" notifications may not be available in an Exchange/Outlook environment if you block the messenger service.

Please refer the following links, (please remove spaces from URLs)

[1] http://www.jmu.edu/computing/security/info/winmsg.shtml

[2] http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/


Free Firewalls at:
[1] http://www.zonelabs.com/
[2] http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/

Both the firewalls are good and free. Please choose the one suitable to your environment and requirements.

After you choose a solution you can test its effectiveness here

[1] http://www.popupkilla.com/testpage/Pop-Up-Killer-Test-Page.htm

(Again, please remove spaces from URLs)

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by Frobo In reply to Messenger popups

You could work pretty well without the Messenger Service. so i do!

regards

Frobo

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