No problem with OE 6.0 loading fast, and I have Messenger disabled. Problem: When I SEND a message, OE says "connecting" and then sits there for 20 seconds. Then it send the message just fine. And I'm talking about small messages, even just one word. 20 seconds and then it SENDS the message just fine. If I launch OE 6.0 it opens up and immediately checks for mail; very quickly (matter of one second). And if I hit the SEND/RECEIVE button it immediately connects and reports no messages (or immediately receives mail if there's some waiting). But it's when I SEND a new message, or REPLY to a message and hit SEND that is reports "connecting" and just sits there for 20 seconds before the green progress bar flies across the screen. What could be going on? I turned-off AV scanning of outgoing mail. No diff. I turned off the firewall. No diff. Help!