Ok this is an insane situation so I will try and explain it as clearly as possible. Situation Problem: This problem started out with my mail not allowing me to send an email. Mail is accepting and checking mail, but it will not allow me to type more than 4-5 letters before giving me the "unable to type BONK sound" or then after that sound I re-click on the window and it will not let me send the e-mail. After doing some research about this problem I decided to check Ichat I then found I was having troubles with Ichat. I found that It would allow me to type one word and then it would proceed to give me an error message and ask me to quit. I then decided to check TextEdit to see if it would check my misspelled words. I found that it didn't. So I thought we might be having issues with AppleSpell since that is what all the programs have in common The attempts to fix: So the IT person at my office and I decided to mess with the library on my account and delete it entirely and have it rebuild. That didn't work. We then did a backup of my user account and created a whole new account. My account then worked on my co-workers machine but not my Dual Intel MacBook Pro and my G5 which are all running on 10.4.8. (my co-worker's included). So here is where it gets crazy! I log in as my co-worker on my G5 and his e-mail works fine. I set up my account on his e-mail system and it works fine, I can type and send e-mails. I then log in as me after just making sure that my account is working on my co-workers machine, I find that I can not type or send an e-mail on my new account on my G5 or my MacBook Pro. So we have tried to pin it down as a software problem, but we can't pin it on that cause we used my co-workers account on my G5 and the mail on this sytem worked fine. But I log in as me and it doesn't work. We then thought it was something with settings in my user account, but my account works fine on my co-workers G5 computer running the exact same OSX which is 10.4.8. So we are at our wits end! The IT guy has tried some things that are way over my head in computers and IT and none of the attempts have worked. The problem I think originated on my Dual Intel MacBook Pro. It was set up to sync to my User account on our company server. I was logged in as me on both my MacBook and my G5 when I thinked this problem occured If you have any idea why the two computers (MacBook Pro and G5) will not allow me to send mail, use IChat, or check spelling in TextEdit please drop a line and I will give it a try. We are stumped! I still have a feeling it has something to do with AppleSpell.