Dear All, I've been very busy lately so didn't reply to the group about this although I did write a private note to Vicki. I thought I had mentioned what I did before and didn't think everyone would be interested. But since Cathy has asked, I will try to answer briefly. In the beginning I created Word files, but that got to be far too much work. I use Eudora Pro as my e-mail program. It allows me to filter my e-mail as it comes in. When I was a member of the IBS forum all my mail from that group went to a separate mail box. I have a mail box for PBS and ABA. With Eudora I can edit the mail I get. I often change the subject so that I can find something alphabetically. Naked ladies cavorting reluctantly will become Amaryllis belladonna. When I have time, I copy all the messages from a thread I want to save and put them together and then delete all but the first one. Some of you have gotten my saved files with all the comments in response to a topic so you have seen what I do. Finally Eudora has an outstanding search program so if I can't find something alphabetically by the subject I will search for it by name. I can chose which mail box to look in or look in more than one at a time. I then get a list of all the messages from the mail boxes I have selected that have that word some place in the message. I only have to look through those messages. Sometimes I have to search a couple ways before I find something I am looking for (name of plant, name of person I thought wrote the message, etc.) Saving information in my e-mail program means that if someone asks it is easy to find to send it out. I have never found any of the Microsoft search programs to work nearly as well as my Eudora program does. I do obviously have to back up frequently. We have a removable hard drive and we use it for a back-up program. Mary Sue >Mary Sue HAS to have this figured out. Come on, Mary Sue, tell us about >your system. Mary Sue can find stuff YEARS old - you know she does it all >the time.