Hamish - thanks, tried but it is stilled saved with AOL icon.
ELECTRON99 - thanks. File - Save As - In save As window choosen Text Files -(*.txt. Opens out in Note Book. Will it be safe here and at all times easy to open and read. I've never used Note Book before.
Henmin I know nothing about the peculiarities of AOL,but you should be safe as Notepad is a very old and primitive form of word processor which is part of windows explorer.You could try a small test by saving an e-mail to floppy, and if you have access to a computer using another ISP,and loading it on that, and seeing if it is readable.