Last night I had problems connecting to the POP3 server for both my Tiscali and the old Gateway.net address. My other POP3 accounts elsewhere were working fine. It looks like they were having problems with the server. Also I think some servers, not just Tiscali, have been getting jammed up with all the virus stuff around. I had 18 of these into my Yahoo mailbox yesterday! I use Tiscali Broadband too and find it very reliable and fast. I don't think your e.mail problems are anything to do with Broadband.