HiSamsha, if you go to your Yahoo mail account and click on options (near top right of page)you'll get a screen with the option "pop access and fowarding" click this followed by "pop settings" on the next page. Part way down the new page that opens is setting up Outlook express (and several others). The next page carries step by step instructioms. I use Thunderbird here and it works well. Your second question about sent items, mine appear to be automatically included in Yahoo screen. Hope this works ok for you, regards, yaesu. ps I'm with BT and XP sp2.