Thanks, Guys, Polly1016 & EAFiedler. I've been away so am late in responding to you both. It's interesting that in accessing MS Outlook this AM it seems to be working OK with no involuntary deletions thusfar. I'm wondering if I was experiencing a temporary glitch in my computer? As for the version of MS Outlook which I'm using, it is: 2000 - Sp 3 (184.108.40.20627). Is there a later version which I can download for FREE?