Hi there To describe myself as technologically challenged would be unfair to those who are technologically challenged. I had a problem where my mail kept shutting down as soon as I opened it. I searched on here and found a post which seemed to give the answer to resolving the problem. I had a half assed attempt at fixing mine and have ended up deleting all my inbox and sent messages, some of which are very important. I deleted all the info/plist from all accounts I had. I trashed them and have subsequently removed them from trash but dont know where each one came from so my mail, which now opens OK, has no messages in any boxes. I appreciate my description of the problem is as half assed as my attempt to fix was. Any help would be gratefully received. The smart one from the seven dwarves. Yer OK.