Thanks to all those who replied via email to my four test messages.
It appears the "bug" occurs when using aol offline to compose
newsgroup posts (in both 16 and 32 bitversions) when I allow
text to wrap automatically.
As I type this I am hitting return so the same thing does not happen.
I think I have someone at aol interested in the problem which is a major
achievment so you never know, it could soon be time to send back
your 48 inch screens.
Wigan RLFC - Simply THE Best.