Thanks Roncerr, Wanchoo and Slartybart for taking the time to try to help. I know I have taken too long to reply but I keep hoping a resolution will take place. During the month I have found that the messages Live Mail does not like to download (sometimes) to the POP server are large or have large attachments (over 1MB, which is not THAT large). I have to go into the server account and delete them and then the download will "complete".
This is really a nuisance and did not happen with Outlook Express. When I get time I will try Mozilla as suggested by others. I just wish I didn't have to go through the learning curve with a new program.
Hope to hear from anyone with some advice. Thanks