I am eperiencing a somewhat similar problem with Outlook Express.
Using a dial-up BT anytime account, when I press 'send/recv' I get message 'connected'. This is then replaced by 'finding host' and after a pause 'server unexpecdedly terminated connection'.
Throughout this the twin TVs icon remian in the system tray nd the connection does not seem to be disconnected..
On respressing send/recv the cycle is repeated.
Incoming emails do not seem to be affected.
Is it possible that I have inadvertently altered any settings or is there any action I can take to improve matters please?
As with AlanHo I am not techy brilliant.