Hi Marshall, That is because the computer doesn't need text to store things. It stores them in a what I'll call a program language that a program can change into text that you can read. Are you reading these messages with the right email program? It takes the same program that wrote these files to be able to convert them into text. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marshall" <marshall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 10:42 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: I lost all my email why does the .dbx file, when copied to another folder, turn out to be all squares, unintelligible? marshall ----- Original Message ----- From: Elaine To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 3:06 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: I lost all my email Hi Andy Not sure on your problem hopefully some one else more experienced in the group will have the answer for you, but the full path for pcducttape is: To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.