I send and receive a lot of PMs. Some of you do to. This applies to you, and potentially others, eventually. You will notice as your In box accumulates more and more PMs, opening them will become slower and slower. Eventually, the server will time out and you may not be able to open your In box at all. Of course, this prevents you from being able to clear it out and you are stuck in a Catch22. I currently have about 300 and have been putting off going through them to find the few that I need to save. I know it's primitive by geek standards, but I copy them to a Word doc and then clear the In box. My In box is getting a little slow. I don't recommend you let yours get this full. Even worse is your Out box. You rarely look there so most don't think to clear it occasionally. I got caught in that trap. I had no need to open it for quite some time. Finally, I needed some info that I had PMed to someone. I tried for days to open my Out box, even at 3AM when I figured the server wasn't as busy. Nothing doing. There must have been 1000s. My admin function here gives me pretty thorough access to the YABB forum tools but fortunately, the server is Ray's baby. I had to get Ray to dump about half of the stuff in my Out box for me so I could open it and clear it out. I would imagine that could be time-consuming for him. I really dislike the PM system that we have. It would be great to have something more akin to a typical email interface with check boxes by each message so that they could be individually deleted or moved to various folders for storage. I've mentioned this to Ray more than once but I think we are stuck with what we have. I am in the process of converting to the following plan: I use Outlook Express to manage the email account that I registered at KTOG. I am set to receive email notification of PMs, so I get an email containing each PM. I can set up folders and manage them there, periodically dumping everything in my KTOG IN/OUT boxes. Anyway, just a suggestion. Perhaps some of you more technically savvy folks can come up with something better. I know this has been discussed before but felt the following caution was worth while. EMPTY YOUR OUTBOX AND INBOX PERIODICALLY!