Thanks for replying so soon. I emptied recycle bin during the tirade of returning messages! I wondered if maybe it was a glitch caused by me deleting so many at once -(these were e mail files which had never been cleared out and that I finally decided to tidy up). Quite scary when they all come back though -makes someone like me wonder how secure the whole internet thing is you know? Teach me to keep tidy!!! Will keep it all to to date on future.