Hi sk. Well it's back to MailWasher again. decided on new thread, other getting old and long. OK. I have finally figured out a setting [never even thought of this but had a good rat around and found this] for you to stop it from marking "Bounce" If you look at the original posts, we were looking everywhere for an answer in "Options". It's in "Accounts" Tools/Accounts/[highlight an account]/Properties/Bouncing and Outgoing Mail TAB [on right see pic] Uncheck that box. Damn, another solution just when you thought it was a dead and buried issue. [Normally you would see your email address and the SMTP account in field. I whited them out in case you were wondering why they were blank].