Spoke to sson, i had checked my mail several minutes before posting, i leave Outlook open and it checks for new mail every ten minutes, it just checked and there is a problem on the four addresses held with them.
So checked their status page which is now showing...
"Webmail is currently down for all Customers. Our engineers are aware of the issue and are currently investigating. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused."
Am only really allowed half an hour at a yime @ the PC, but "forgot" to time myself yesterday, and played for an hour and a half. Making progress, have got to the relic, and am now having to fight my way back to the river where I am supposed to gey into a boat to reach next checkpoint.