The dialing properties in Outlook Express has a default of disconnecting after 20 minutes if the connection is idle. I have this unchecked but since installing new connection software from BT Yahoo this setting has become unstable. Sometimes the unchecked box holds at the next connection but, more often than not, it trips back to the default 20 minute disconnect which I find a nuisance. I have even tried to accept this disconnect option but with a longer time interval but this does not hold either. Are there any other settings that have been changed without my knowledge when the new connection software was installed and which may be causing this to happen?