I made sure all of outbound mail is accepted from zone alarm through mail@optonline.net whick is my mail address. If I go in my mail box and reply to an e-mail it is fine but if I go to like nypost.com and see an article and press send link an outlook express box opens with link in there highlighted. I press send and it has a pop3protocol error and will not go out unless I open my mail box. It always worked and now it is a horror show. Bill