I never have that problem of hitting return when I shouldn't. That's probably because I learned in 1992 to use Control Insert and Shift Insert, which is Copy and Paste. If I want to write to the person that sent the email to the list, I highlight his or her email address, Ctr. Insert, Ctr. N (for New Email), then Shift Insert. If you make that a habit, it goes very fast. Carol P.S. I use Eudora, but assume these commands work in any windows program.