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On creating a home network I found my familiar Outlook Express cannot operate across a network satisfactorily. I tried 3 or 4 of the free E-mail Client downloads but all had some problem either with the interface or with importing my e-mails and address book correctly. Thunderbird handled these automatically and flawlessly, and with a little research in help and on the net was easy to configure exactly as I want, to back up configuration settings and e-mails, and even to run from a pen drive if needed. The one tip I would pass on to anyone else doing this is that on the PC where Thunderbird stores its "profiles" (containing settings and e-mails) I checked the file sharing box for the relevant folders but forgot to check the box allowing file changing from another PC. Thunderbird then failed to initialise over the network because it tries to write a lock file on the profile before opening. The error messages were misleading and this simple mistake took a while to find!