Thanks, Mark. I've followed your advice with respect to double quotes etc. and it's basically a case of "good news and bad news".
The good news is that I've successfully loaded over 80 messages into the Out folder without losing any of them. They all appear to be fine, with the right text blocks and attachments, etc. On a smaller-scale trial, I have actually sent a batch of over 40 - as far as I know, successfully. The bad news is that I still can't get The Bat to send copies. A sample output line is: /MAILU="Julian - Appeals Worldwide";TO="Janis Knox <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>"%CC=<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>;S="Amnesty letters service";A=c:\TAP\LETTERS\JN-10020.RTF;QUEUE - with the semicolon before '%CC=' removed. I also tried with the full address in the copy, i.e. /MAILU="Julian - Appeals Worldwide";TO="Janis Knox <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>"%CC="Janis Knox <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>";S="Amnesty letters service";A=c:\TAP\LETTERS\JN-10020.RTF;QUEUE but it still didn't work. I only need to do this very occasionally - it's always the oddballs that cause the problems.. Any other suggestions? Regards, Julian Hall P.S. I got over the problem of 'thebat.ipc' not being fully read in with the Evaluation version of the Bat! Professional. To avoid the Registration prompt popping up and interfering with the data reading, I was opening The Bat first and then creating 'thebat.ipc' from a copy in a Notepad file. However, after saving the Notepad Untitled file as 'thebat.ipc', one needs to leave it open until The Bat has read its contents. Closing Notepad truncates the data reading. It's exactly the opposite of what I would have expected. Just thought it worth mentioning to save other new users the same problem.. Rest assured that I do intend to register and purchase the programme in the near future. ________________________________________________ http://www.silverstones.com/thebat/TBUDLInfo.html