I assume by "Hughesnet and Windstream as mail servers" you mean
you are using their webmail via your browser. Both of those accounts
can also be set up in Windows Mail. What are you doing that causes
Windows Mail to start up?
Open the Default Programs applet, then click on "Set program access
and computer defaults." Expand the Custom selection, and next to
"Windows Mail". uncheck the box for "Enable access to this program".
Click OK. Does that help?
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"KathyW" <KathyW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:09EA6704-F916-46DC-9532-0AD64FA6AC64@microsoft.com...
> I've read all the posts but still have a question. I do not use windows mail
> for my email. I use Hughesnet and Windstream as email servers. Will Windows
> Mail still be included somehow and still need to be compacted? I get the
> idea that it's a good thing to compact message store but since I never log on
> to windows mail I was surprised it would suggest compacting. Thanks for help