Oh, I should have mentioned that I send my messages from the Yahoo
Groups norse_course website. So if you post them as emails this
problem of being asked for your password (and then losing the message
you typed) shouldn't happen. Of course, as Patricia says, other
problems might...

--- In norse_course@yahoogroups.com, "Patricia" <originalpatricia@...>
> This side note to Alan - strangely - I have installed Norton AV Pro
in Benny and in Fred - my machines - and it is often
> the case that when Norton scans a trifle slowly - then the server
unexpectedly breaks the connection and I have to send again from my
sent box - weird or what
> Patricia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: llama_nom
> To: norse_course@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 4:24 PM
> Subject: [norse_course] Re: Njal's Saga Part two of Chapter 12 /
Alan's Translation

> On a side note, after typing that long message just now and clicking
> SEND, Yahoo took me to the sign-in password screen instead of the
> "your message has been sent" screen. Luckily, or rather thanks to
> bitter experience, I'd taken the precaution of using the "select all"
> keys (in Windows, control + a) then copying the text (control + c)
> before I tried to send. So I was able to start a new massage and just
> paste the text into it (control + v), instead of tearing out my hair.
> Phew! A useful habit to get into...