If you should use Outlook Express (maybe similar in other programs) open OE, click File - New - E-mail message. In the window that comes up click on File - save as and save this empty message to any place you like. Then as the last step locate this file, rightclick - send to - desktop. You now have the shortcut you want on your desktop.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS