The faulty line seems to have cured itself for the time being so I thought I'd get on with the job of converting my mail stuff back to the pop server.
Following the instructions on NTL's help pages has resulted in not being able to collect any mail at all from them now. I'm obviously doing something very wrong but my head won't let me concentrate for long enough to grasp what it is.
So I've reinstated the IMAP folder for hesadevil, having completely forgotten the password I used for the other mail account.
Think I'll head for a bath, and a nap and get myself into Panto mode.
Oh no I won't!!! - see - it's working already.
Off to see Sir Ian McLellan in a dress tomorrow at the Old Vic.