Heya, The only step I could remember in order to do this was to rename the Messenger folder, "MessengerOFF". I know there are a few registry keys that you can change / add in order to stop this. Sadly, renaming the folder MessengerOff didn't do squat, as MSN Messenger keeps opening up in the contacts for Outlook Express. What can I do to stop this? MSN isn't my default messenging program, and the only thing that I saw that would remotely affect it was for AIM, and that option was unchecked.