Using Netscape 7.0, Excite as a home page. Often when trying to open Excite email, I get that several tries before it goes thru. Also happens when trying to connect to other sites. I've gone into Tools to make sure the cookies are not blocked, I've gone into Preferences/Security and selected the option for Netscape automatically selecting the Certificate for website that require one. Actually, the Certificate thing and the SSL options didn't seem to make any difference no matter which one is selected. I've not changed anything else in my setups or in my security applications since before this started. Tried turning off the firewall when having a particularly difficult time getting into email, didn't help. Scanned everything with everything incl HJT,and all is clean. Any suggestions? Frankly, this Netscape thing is starting to give me more problems. I'm using an older than current version as the new version won't let me use Excite for a home page. Any good alternatives out there that aren't getting so popular they're being attacked a lot? Thanks much!!!