The ISP that I use transmits 'messages' that aren't too intrusive and I've previously dealt with by reducing the size of my window and ignoring them (except for a couple that are really irritating). The other day I was fooling around and decided to play with the 'cookies' sent to my 'puter and discovered something interesting: Deleting the 4th digit from the end of the cookie sent by my ISP resulted in two things: 1) No more 'messages'; and 2) No more 'You will be disconnected in five minutes' when I've gotten into reading a long file instead of saving it to my HD and reading it later. Anyone know why? Or was it just a fluke? Curious.