Thank you so much for your reply.
I did try the clean boot, as well as working through other trouble shooting options.
I found I got stuck when Outlook could not establish an encrpted connection with server.
It would be obvious to even half an expert, but that I am not. I did have a hunch that it has to be an ISP issue, even though I had talked to them the day before and they said it was all ok.
Today I got a wonderful lady on the phone and all she did was refresh the line. Now I can send emails.
Life is great, especially when things work the way they should.
Thank you for your help again.
You are very giving people on here to share your time to help others.
Enjoy your day.