At some point I think I fixed it by uninstalling messenger and then reinstalling it, but now I can't remember what I did... it worked great for about 3 months and now I've done something trying to fix something else and the problem is back.
When clicking on Mail it opens with the Inbox but loads painfully slow, if I try to empty the trash mail folder it also takes forever (4-5 minutes) to empty, if I try to write an email the address book takes forever (1-2 min) to load...
Then when I'm done and close MSN, the MSN screen closes, but the MSN msngr icon on the bottom toolbar does not, when I click on it it shows me as still logged on...I usually have to Ctrl/ALt/Del to get the (is task manager?) but then it says that MSN is not responding...not what I expected that MSN msnger is not responding...?
I've tried again uninstalling and reinstalling both msn and messenger, the microsoft website is of no use here either that I can find...PLEASE HELP!